The Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) created the Neighborhood Enrichment Grant Program (NEGP) to provide grants to neighborhood organizations in Richland County. The goal of the NEGP is to promote leadership, independence, and overall improvement within individuals and their community through enrichment projects.
Donor Name: Richland County, S.C.
State: South Carolina
County: Richland County (SC)
Type of Grant: Grant
Type of Entity: Neighborhood-based Organization
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/06/2022
Size of the Grant: $2,500
The Neighborhood Enrichment Grant Program brings about new changes: tiered funding, no required matches, no required volunteer hours, new project categories, increased project eligibility, more planning resources, and an easier application process.
The Neighborhood Enrichment Grant Program introduces funding tiers: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 funding is for neighborhood organizations that live outside low-to-moderate income areas. Their funding is maxed at $1,500 per fiscal year. Tier 2 funding is for neighborhood organizations that live within Low-to-Medium Income (LMI) areas. Their funding is maxed at $2,500 per fiscal year.
Eligible projects must provide a public benefit to the neighborhood and its residents, involve neighborhood people directly in all phases, and be achievable before June 30th the following award year. Projects should fit into at least one or more of the following four categories:
- Neighborhood Beautification: Projects that improve the overall aesthetic of the neighborhood
- Community Engagement: Projects that bring the community together
- Safety & Health: Projects that improve the safety and health of everyone in the neighborhood
- Leisure: Projects that are just for fun
Any neighborhood-based organization located in Richland County (incorporated or unincorporated) is an eligible applicant. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Neighborhood Associations
- Homeowners Associations
- Property Owners Associations
- Other like neighborhood-based associations and related groups
For more information, visit Richland County.