Arvada Launches 2014 Neighborhood Grants

Exciting things are happening in Arvada neighborhoods!  One of 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. As a result, many citizens have completed a number of improvement projects across Arvada.  Some projects include subdivision entry features and fences replaced, open space parcels landscaped, community garden projects developed and neighborhood history projects implemented. 

 

Two types of grants will be offered:

 

“Know Your Neighbor Grants”                                                

Apply beginning January 1, 2014

These small grants are for improving neighborhood relations/communication and are intended to facilitate people 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 in 2014 and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until the allocated funding is depleted. 

 

“Neighborhood Improvement Grants”                   

Apply Now – Cycle closes March 24, 2014

These grants are for more substantial projects which may include physical improvements, programs or activities. Grants may be award for 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 a portion of the match being provided in the form of donated labor for the project or some other approved community service.  Neighborhood Improvement Grant applications are now being accepted and are due on or before March 24, 2014. It is anticipated that grants will be awarded to grant recipients in May 2014.  Neighborhood Improvement Grant applicants are required to schedule a pre-application conference with Arvada Planning before submitting their final application.

 

To find out more about the grant program, two informational meetings regarding the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program will be held. Both meetings will cover the same material so interested persons only need to attend one.

  • December 12, 2013 at  6:00 p.m. – Apex Field House, 5724 Oak Street 
  • January 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. – Apex Recreation Center (Randall Room), 13150 West 72nd Avenue

 

Grant application forms and additional information can be obtained at http://arvada.org/about-arvada/neighborhood-grants or by calling Linda Hoover 720-898-7454 or Kevin Nichols 720-898-7464 of the City of Arvada Planning Division.