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Neighborhood Project Grant

Purpose of the grant

Residents play a key role in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Brooklyn Park is offering small grants to support and encourage our community members to get to know their fellow neighbors, build connections, and work together to make their neighborhoods safe, healthy and thriving. Use this opportunity to take on a fun a project or event for your neighborhood.

Award amount

Up to $250 for a limited number of neighborhood projects per year.

Who should apply?

Anyone with an idea for a project or event to improve their neighborhood should consider applying for this grant. The City is specifically looking for projects that focus on supporting safety, livability, connectivity and collaboration.

Requirements

  • Be intended for, located in and advertised to at least one entire Brooklyn Park neighborhood.
  • Work towards one or more of the city’s neighborhood goals: improving pride, stability, engagement, livability, communication, and collaboration.
  • Clearly state the purpose of the project, provide a timeline, resources needed ($250 or less, not including in-kind), list action steps, and other needs.
  • Meet expectations of communication, collaboration, check-ins, and professionalism.
  • Share the successes of your project with others in Brooklyn Park (written, orally, video, or photos).
  • Be open to the public and promoted widely.
  • Be a new and/or creative project that the neighborhood does not regularly do.

Spending grant money

  • Grant money cannot be used to financially support an organization or fundraise for it in any way.
  • The City will not pay applicants directly nor make reimbursements. Applicants must submit invoices for payment.
  • Applicants must show their project has community support with volunteer labor, donated professional services or donated materials. The project cannot be solely dependent on this grant.
  • Applicants must show how the project is being cost-effective in its request and list its expenses clearly.

Resource examples

These are examples of resources you can request:

  • Meeting space
  • Photocopies
  • T-shirts
  • Food
  • Supplies
  • Signage
  • Promotion
  • Use of a 10x10 pop-up tent
  • Technical assistance with planning
  • Other – dream up a project and we’ll help make it happen if we can!

Project examples

  • Neighborhood picnic
  • Cultural exchange potluck
  • Game day at the park
  • Ice cream social
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Halloween pumpkin carving contest
  • Neighborhood kickball/dodgeball or soccer games
  • Litter pick up

Application steps

  1. Fill out the Neighborhood Project Grant Proposal.
  2. Attach or include any additional information or documents that support your project.
  3. Submit your proposal to the City of Brooklyn Park.

Submit materials

Contact information

Names and contact information for the project/event leads. You must have at least two unrelated neighbors.

Person 1

Person 2

Project/event information

What are the goals for your project/event?





Please include your budget or upload one.

Attachments

If you need to provide more information, please upload your documents.

 
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