The 2023 - 2024 Neighborhood Empowerment Grant applications are closed and in review.

This program provides grants to neighborhood groups interested in building strong relationships around community-driven improvement projects. Grants range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $8,000. Please reference the "Typical Cost Table" below for estimated project costs. Applications can be filled out on this website or by printing the application in the Document library. Neighborhoods are eligible for funding for 3 consecutive years. Preference will be given to neighborhoods who have not received award money the previous 3 cycles.

We would love to talk through your project with your BEFORE you submit the application. It is important to consider the feasibility and eligibility of the projects with city staff before taking the time to complete the application. Please reach out to Estefania Salazar at

Typical Cost Table
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $3000
$3,000 - $8,000
Neighborhood Block PartiesClean Up EventsWall Murals
Traffic Cabinet ArtNeighborhood Sign Toppers for Street SignsNeighborhood Street Art

Communication Initiatives, i.e. newsletter software, flyersNeighborhood Watch Support, i.e. signage, printed materialsSmall Park Enhancements, i.e. park benches, mile maker signage

Please keep in mind:

  • Projects must be in the public way or be highly visible from the public way. Projects on City-owned property or right-of way will be given preference.
  • Informational sessions, facilitation, and/or consensus building workshops are available for neighborhoods that are interested in applying. Please email the "Who's Listening" for more information.
  • Neighborhoods do not have to be an organized association or HOA to apply. They can be a group of neighbors who are in favor of a certain project. “Group consensus” for the grant can be as small as a Facebook poll/short survey or as big as voting at a neighborhood meeting.
  • Only one grant can be awarded to each neighborhood. If funds are left over from the first round of application, a second round will be opened in March/April.
  • This is not a matching grant. While grants do not require a monetary match, the grant does ask what neighborhoods could offer in kind.

2023 - 2024 Neighborhood Empowerment Grant Application

Past Grant Projects

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