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Allied and Emerging Neighborhood Funds Grant Program


Office of the Mayor


David J. Cieslewicz

                                                                                      Room 403
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3345
PH 608 266 4611
FAX 608 267 8671
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April 2007

Dear Neighborhood Residents and Community Groups:

I am very pleased to announce availability of the Emerging Neighborhood Funds grant program for 2007. The purpose of this city program is to enhance the quality of life in our challenged neighborhoods where lower income people live, 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. A neighborhood group may be established just to undertake a project – the group does not need to be “incorporated.”

Please review the attached Proposal Guidelines and Application Form to decide whether your group would be interested in developing a grant proposal. A total of $40,400 is available for Spring 2007. $25,000 will be reserved in a fall process. Proposals must be received in the Mayor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on May 7, 2007, in order to be considered for funding. If you have questions or need further information, please contact the City staff listed in the Proposal Guidelines and Application form.

I look forward to receiving your ideas and proposals that will continue to improve the quality of life throughout our neighborhoods in the City of Madison.


David J. Cieslewicz