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.  

The deadline to apply for the next annual grant cycle is March 1, 2023.  

2023 application materials are coming summer 2022.  For your reference, you may review 2022 application resources:

For more information on neighborhood grant opportunities, contact Maggie Clifton, Community Engagement Director at 219-462-1161 or

Program History

Year Grants Awarded Funds Awarded Funding Summary Press Release
2018 8 $55,500 2018 Summary 2018 Release
2019 14 $132,570 2019 Summary 2019 Release
2020 16 $132,000 2020 Summary 2020 Release
2021 21 $260,730 2021 Summary 2021 Release
2022 20 $205,000 2022 Summary  
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Banta Neighbors at Park
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