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Aug 28

Grant Application Process Begins

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 12:24 PM by Sharon Hoggard

Got a beautification project going on in your neighborhood? Or, is your civic organization working on improving the community's infrastructure? Here's some good news. The Neighborhood Incentive Matching Grant is a city grant program designed to promote neighborhood enhancement project funding and to encourage residents to take a more active role in the beautification of our city which aligns with Support of City Council’s Four Big Things (#4), specifically, Initiatives to Support Image Enhancement. Providing neighborhood organizations with the opportunity to fund neighborhood enhancement projects will, in turn, produce a state of the art environment that includes excellent schools, public facilities, parks, green spaces, gateways and roadway corridors. 

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 20, 2019. Grants will be available for the FY 2020. 

The three grant project categories are Beautification, which includes projects enhancing the aesthetic quality of a neighborhood; Neighborhood Improvement, which consists of projects improving neighborhood infrastructure; and Special Community Initiatives that encompass projects impacting the human element of a neighborhood.

The program awards will range from $500 to $5,000 and the time frame for each project completion is a maximum of six months from the awarding date of the grant.

For more information, visit http://www.portsmouthva.gov/815/Neighborhood-Incentive-Matching-Grant or you may email Doug Weller at wellerd@portsmouthva.gov.