(Arvada, CO) – The City of Arvada is beginning the second year of its neighborhood grant program. One of the City Council’s top goals is to strengthen and revitalize the City’s neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Grant program is designed to help neighbors improve their neighborhoods and better connect with each other.
Two types of grants will be offered.
“Know Your Neighbor Grants” are small grants for improving neighborhood relations/communication and intended to facilitate people getting together and getting to know one another. Neighbors may apply for $100 grants for such things as block parties, event kick-offs, neighborhood clean ups, holiday celebrations, or other functions involving the building of connections between neighbors. The Know Your Neighbor Grants may be applied for at any time and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until the allocated funding is depleted.
“Neighborhood Improvement Grants” are for more substantial projects and may include physical improvements, programs, or activities. Grants may be up to $10,000 each. These types of projects must involve neighbors working together and a match by neighbors of at least 25% of project cost, with 15% of the match being provided in the form of donated labor. Neighborhood Improvement Grant applications are due on or before April 9, 2012 and it is anticipated that grants will be awarded to grant recipients by June 2012.
Two informational meetings regarding the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program will be held on:
March 8 – 6pm – APEX Recreation Ctr. (Randall Room) at 13150 W. 72nd Avenue
March 13– 6pm. - at Saint Andrews Lutheran Church located at 6774 W. 66th Avenue
Both meeting will cover the same material so interested persons only need to attend one.
Grant application forms and additional information can be obtained at www.Arvada.org/about-arvada/neighborhood-improvements or by calling Kevin Nichols (720-898-7464 or Linda Hoover (720-898-7454) the City of Arvada Community Development Department.