Neighborhood Improvement Program, Neighborhood Programs
What is the Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program?
The Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program provides small matching grants to qualified neighborhood organizations as an incentive to encourage neighborhood residents to take on projects that will improve the neighborhood and community at large. Up to $50,000.00 is available for qualified projects.
The goals of the Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program are to improve the health of Longmont’s neighborhoods by addressing needs through the active involvement of the neighborhood residents themselves. Specific goals include:
- Improve neighborhood organization and pride by encouraging more resident involvement in addressing neighborhood issues and needs.
- Leverage both Town and neighborhood resources towards addressing neighborhood issues.
- Improve community aesthetics by encouraging physical improvements in Longmont’s neighborhoods such as beatification programs, environmental enhancements and neighborhood clean-ups.
- Maintain or improve property values in the neighborhood.
Homeowner Associations or Neighborhood Groups registered with the Neighborhood Group Leader Association (NGLA) in Longmont, who meet regularly and are responding to a need in the neighborhood, may be eligible to apply. The grants are available to provide financial assistance and incentives for neighborhood groups in the development and implementation of projects benefiting their respective neighborhoods and the public.
Applications may only be submitted by Registered Neighborhood Groups.
Only Neighborhood based organizations registered with the City of Longmont Neighborhood Group Leader Association for one full calendar year are eligible. The neighborhood leader must have attended at least two-thirds (2/3) of the NGLA meetings in the previous calendar year to be eligible to apply for the Neighborhood Improvement Grant.
Please remember that this is a neighborhood driven process so the application from your neighborhood must demonstrate the support of your residents. Again this year we will offer a workshop to ensure the neighborhoods understand how to complete the application.
After your application has been received the proposed projects or activities will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the Neighborhood Group Leaders Association and City’s staff. This committee will review the grants for eligibility and areas requiring clarification.
Grants are sent to all active neighborhoods for ranking. They are then submitted to City Council for final approval.
A final report is required on all funded projects. Grant recipients will also be required to complete a Grant Report Form with the final payment request. The report must include detailed expenditures, what was done to complete the project, how many residents participated, how many volunteer hours took to complete the project and personal testimonials from Neighborhood Residents who participated as a result of the grants award. Please also include photos of the project or event to be submitted with the report.
Link to grant forms page
For more information please call Community and Neighborhood Resources at 303-651-8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org