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.
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.