Three local neighborhoods receive Neighborhood Matching Grants

Ashley Ford

​​The Neighborhood Matching Grants program recently awarded grant funding to three local neighborhood-based organizations. The communities received more than $30,000 to assist with paying for beautification efforts, enhanced signage and more.

Heathstead Homeowners received a $20,500 grant for enhanced signage in the Heathstead community. Prosperity Village Area Association also received $999 for Little Free Libraries in their community and Eastway/Sheffield Neighbors, Inc. received $9,420 for neighborhood branding and beautification efforts.

The Neighborhood Matching Grants program awards up to $25,000 to eligible neighborhood-based organizations to complete projects that will improve their community's quality of life. Application​s must be submitted by the March 1, June 1 and Sept. 1 deadlines.

Do you know a neighborhood that is interested in applying for a Neighborhood Matching Grant? Encourage them to get their application ready for the Wednesday, March 1 deadline.

Learn more about the grant program by attending one of the upcoming Neighborhood Matching Grants pre-application workshops, which will be held on the following dates:

6 - 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31 at Old City Hall

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Feb. 6 at Old City Hall

6 - 7:30 p.m.,  Feb. 15 at Old City Hall

1 - 2:30 p.m., Feb. 16 at Old City Hall