Are you interested in sponsoring a special event in your neighborhood to bring neighbors together? Do you know of a great place to have a welcome sign in your neighborhood? Or maybe you would like to add trees, benches or artwork to a public space. Perhaps your neighborhood would benefit from landscaping improvements in common areas or a community garden. If you and your neighbors are willing to work hard to see your ideas come to fruition, the City of Tallahassee would like to partner with you through the Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant Program to foster livable and vibrant neighborhoods.
Donor Name: The City of Tallahassee
City: Tallahassee City
Type of Grant: Grant
Type of Entities: Neighborhood and Homeowners
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing
Size of the Grant: $500 – $2,500
Grant Duration: less than 1 year
The City of Tallahassee has established the Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant Program (VNG) to invest in resident-initiated projects designed to enhance the quality of life in City of Tallahassee neighborhoods. The program is administered by the City’s Neighborhood Affairs Division.
Projects submitted for grant funding must provide a clear public benefit and fall within one or more of the following categories:
- Community Beautification/Placemaking
- Community Enrichment Programs/Initiatives
- Neighborhood Events
Proposed projects examples include, but are not limited to, neighborhood lighting enhancements, neighborhood signs, community gardens, community events, public workshops, landscaping or public art, such as murals and sculptures. Projects that are physical improvements must be constructed/install in the public rights of way, on public property or property owned/controlled by the neighborhood or homeowners’ association.
$500 – $2,500
Who may apply?
This program provides grants to neighborhood and homeowners’ associations, both formally and informally organized, that represent neighborhoods within or partially within Tallahassee city limits. Neighborhood residents must be engaged in the development and completion of the project.
What are the minimum application criteria?
To be eligible for funding, a project must:
- Be submitted by a homeowners’ or neighborhood association, either formal or informal and with or without nonprofit status, located within or partially within Tallahassee city limits
- Fall in one or more of the following categories: Community Beautification/Placemaking, Community Enrichment Programs/Initiatives and Neighborhood Events
- Provide a clear public benefit
- Involve neighborhood residents in the development and completion of the project
- Demonstrate a 50% match of requested funds
- Be completed within the same fiscal year the grant is approved (for Fiscal Year 2022, by September 15, 2022)
- Include a detailed budget
- Events applications must include a written plan for how the event will adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of participants.
- Show the applicant’s capacity to complete and maintain the project. Examples:
- Include previous partnership support and/or completion of similarly sized projects, etc.
- Identify a person, association, or a responsible entity who will lead and then maintain the project
- Not conflict with, but rather enhances existing or proposed public improvement projects or programs.
For more information, visit The City of Tallahasseen.