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District 16

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Contact Information

Home Address:

4534 Secret Garden Dr
McFarland , WI 53558

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Tierney’s Updates

Two Grant Opportunites - Opportunites for District 16 Neighborhoods:)

February 11, 2015 3:40 AM

Neighborhood Planning Grants, Deadline March 2
The City of Madison Planning Division is pleased to announce the 2015 Neighborhood Grant Program for neighborhood associations, business associations and planning councils. We encourage you to apply for activities and projects that either build capacity and/or beautify public places. There is a total of $30,000 grant dollars available for awards in 2015.  Application deadline is March 2, 2015 by 4:30 pm.

Q:  What projects have been funded?
A compilation of completed projects from 1999-2012 can be viewed at

Q:  Who is eligible to apply?
A neighborhood association or neighborhood planning council officially recognized by the City of Madison. A business association consisting of at least four block faces. Projects/activities for these applicants should ensure that business district and neighborhood associations work together to make neighborhood business districts strong, healthy, and integral parts of their neighborhoods. When neighborhoods have no functional neighborhood or business associations, a core group of neighbors or other non-profit organizations may be certified as eligible applicants. Governmental agencies are ineligible. APPLICANTS IN THIS CATEGORY MUST BE AUTHORIZED BY THE PLANNING DIVISION BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Q:  What activities or projects are eligible?
-Projects/activities to improve the organizational capacity of neighborhood associations in addressing issues, improving conditions, and enhancing the quality of life within the neighborhood. This category is for neighborhood groups that have active associations and leadership, as well as neighborhoods with little organizational structure or leadership.
-Projects/activities that will improve the appearance and livability of the neighborhood's public spaces such as streetscapes, gateways, and neighborhood business areas. Projects and activities are generally high visibility, capital projects that can be undertaken and completed in a short period of time.

Q:  How can we determine if our proposed project is eligible?
Contact Linda Horvath,, 608-267-1131 or Jule Stroick,, 608-267-8744 with questions. 

Madison Arts Commission Announces Arts Grants Workshops & Clinics for Local Artists and Community Organizations, Deadline March 25

The City of Madison distributes funds to Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs. The 2015 Guidelines and Application are available on the MAC website at . The 2015 deadline has been extended to March 25 at noon.

Project Grants provide up to $3,000 for performances, exhibitions or events that enrich the cultural lives of Madison citizens. ArtWORKS! Grants provide up to $3,000 for co-curricular and extracurricular arts-based educational programming, and Summer Concert Grants provide up to $3,000 for outdoor summer concert series.


Thinking of applying? The Madison Arts Commission invites you to attend a MAC Grant Writing Workshop led by Former Chair of the Arts Commission, Leslee Nelson, and Program Administrator Karin Wolf. There is no cost for this one-hour workshop intended to give you a brief introduction to MAC's grants process, review our updated guidelines, answer your grant related questions, and describe the panel review of your application (workshop does not cover the BLINK program).
·        Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
·        Friday, February 13, 2015 at Noon
Location: Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.  All are invited, but new applicants are especially encouraged to attend.

Arts Grants Workshop Space is limited, email Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator to register ( To register include your name or name of your organization, title, email address and phone number.


MAC will also offer one-on-one assistance with the new digital application system at free clinics held at the Madison Central Library. Last year the Madison Arts Commission made significant changes to its grant submission process, including an online filing process.  Drop in to ask your questions about MAC grants and for assistance uploading grant application documents through Dropbox.

·        Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5pm-8pm
·        Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 5pm-8pm
·        Saturday, March 7,  2015 from 11am-1pm
·        Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 5pm-8pm
·        Friday, March 13, 2015 from 11am-1pm
Location: All Grant Clinics will be held in the first floor conference room of the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin.

Information?  Contact Karin Wolf, Madison Arts,, 608-261-9134.

Community Building and Engagement RFP

Funding to support community building and engagement in civic processes was added by the Common Council in the 2015 City of Madison budget. The goal of the Community Building and Engagement funds is to build the capacity of local organizations to promote, support and sustain civic engagement by populations that are typically underrepresented in city governance and civic processes including people and populations of color and low to moderate income residents. The intent is to increase community cohesion, resident engagement and promote resident leadership capacity and skills in neighborhoods with high concentrations of low and moderate income residents, and/or designated areas assigned to City Neighborhood Resource Teams.

The City has $100,000 available for this RFP opportunity. Proposal requests should be for not less than $25,000 and not more than $100,000.  There may be the possibility of continuing funding for projects for additional years, however there is no current commitment for continued funding  by the Common Council.

Emerging Opportunities Program
The Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP) was established for the support of projects and activities that address emerging needs or unanticipated opportunities which arise outside of the Community Development Division's (CDD) multi-year Purchase of Service processes. The EOP was created to allow the City to respond in a more timely manner and seize opportunities as they are presented and most viable. The EOP is also intended for new and promising organizations to receive City financial support, provided they demonstrate broad engagement in the development of the project or activity the organization proposes. Common Council allocated $275,000 for EOP funding in 2015. That funding will be distributed between two application opportunities in 2015: February and another date to be determined.

Application processes  for the Spring 2015 EOP process and the Community Building and Engagement request for proposals will run concurrently. Guidelines and  applications will be available on the CDD Funding Opportunities website on February 25, 2015. Applications will be due March 20, 2015 at NOON.

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