Deadline today for neighborhood grants

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Neighborhood banners are one example of small projects that are eligible for the City of Covington’s new Neighborhood Grant Program.

 

COVINGTON, Ky. - Today is the deadline for neighborhood groups to apply for small grants from the City to fund things like banners and signs, planters, and clean-up and beautification initiatives and events. 

“We haven’t received as many applications as we’d hoped - groups are leaving free money unclaimed on the table,” Neighborhood Services Director Ken Smith said.
 
The grants are small - $250 to $5,000 - and are designed to help neighborhood-oriented groups who want to improve the look of their surroundings.
 
Guidelines for the $60,000 Neighborhood Grant Program - as well as a blank application and sample scoring sheet - can be accessed HERE.
 
Smith said the City is looking for proposals that can be accomplished quickly.
 
Details about the program:
  • Two rounds of funding, in the Spring and Fall.
  • Two categories: Small grants will be $250 to $1,500; large will be $1,501 to $5,000.
  • Applicants must be an existing neighborhood association or a group that is organizing to become one. Not eligible are individuals, businesses, social service agencies, fraternal and religious organizations, schools, and public agencies, although these groups can collaborate with neighborhood groups.
  • Scoring by a committee will focus on factors like feasibility, impact, need, support, sustainability, and leveraged investment.
  • Neighborhoods are restricted to one large or two small grants per year.
 
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