Emerging Neighborhoods Funds
EMERGING NEIGHBORHOODS FUNDS
The purpose of the Emerging Neighborhoods Funds (ENF) is to enhance the quality of life in our challenged neighborhoods, particularly through innovative and grassroots approaches to neighborhood-based community building. This program provides a unique opportunity for neighborhood groups and organizations to develop and propose a broad array of neighborhood-initiated improvements and organizing projects.
To quickly deploy resources to neighborhoods facing challenges in an effort to address emerging problems before they become more serious and more expensive to address in later years.
Address emerging problems in challenged neighborhoods.
Take advantage of short-term opportunities to build on the assets of the neighborhood.
Reduce gaps in basic services available in challenged neighborhoods (e.g. food deserts).
Promote innovative approaches to neighborhood-based community building.
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR 2012: $50,000
This will be the only application opportunity for 2012. Grants typically begin at $2500 and are generally not more than $10,000, although exceptional circumstances will be considered.
DEADLINE: Applications are due on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM
QUESTIONS: Questions and requests for technical assistance or questions concerning the program guidelines or application form may be directed to:
Community Development Division
(608) 261-9121, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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