Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program
The Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is intended to give residents an opportunity to have direct input and influence into the improvement of Valparaiso’s neighborhoods. The funds provide for small neighborhood-based projects that offer community-wide benefit. The goal is to bring neighborhoods together and to increase partnerships between neighborhoods and the city through positive improvement projects. The grant funds are provided by the Redevelopment Commission and the program is administered by the Community Engagement Department.
View a catalog of projects that have been completed through the Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program.
Grants of up to $15,000 were available to neighborhood groups in 2020 with a total cap of $100,000. The deadline to apply was August 31. Learn more about the 16 neighborhoods that were awarded grants by viewing the 2020 Funding Summary.
- Neighborhood Grant Guidelines
- Webinar - 2020 Neighborhood Grant (18 minutes)
- Webinar Presentation Slides
- Neighborhood Grant Application
- Neighborhood Grant Review Checklist
- Neighborhood Toolkit
- 20 Ideas to Inspire Your Neighborhood
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In 2019, 14 neighborhoods were awarded grants for a variety of improvement projects. View the final funding recommendation, presentation on the program and the press release for more information. All 2019 applications are available to the public, however, some pages have been removed for privacy reasons.
In 2018, eight neighborhoods received funding with a combined award amount of $55,500. Projects included sidewalk improvements, park equipment, landscaping and neighborhood branding and signage. View all applications submitted from the 2018 grant program or a quick summary.
Fore more information on the program, contact Maggie Clifton, Community Engagement Director at 219-462-1161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.