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2024 Neighborhood Grants

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The Department of Planning and Community & Economic Development, Planning Division, has a grant program designed to help neighborhoods build capacity and beautify public places. The grant program helps to improve the quality of life within neighborhoods, and the city as a whole.

Project Preparation

  1. Meet with your neighborhood to plan a project and share the project idea with your alderperson. Visit the Common Council webpage to find your alderperson and contact information:
  2. Review the Grant Program GuidelinesEnglish, Spanish, Chinese, Hmong
  3. Contact Planning Division staff to discuss your project, determine eligibility, and ask questions about the program: Angela Puerta and Linda Horvath
  4. View the recording of the optional grant program workshop: January 11, 2024 grant workshop video
  5. If you were not able to talk with Planning Division staff before applying but think your proposal may be    eligible based on the Grant Guidelines, please apply.


  1. Online Application - complete and submit the application by February 26, 4:30 p.m.: 2024 Online Neighborhood Grant Application
  2. Handwrite or complete the fillable Acrobat form: English, Spanish, Chinese, Hmong. Submit it to the Planning Division by February 26, 2024, 4:30 p.m.; use email or hand deliver to Linda Horvath or Angela Puerta, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., P.O. Box 2985, Planning Division, Madison WI 53701-2985.
  3. Video Application - grab your phone and tell us about your project! Answer all the application questions in no more than 10 minutes. Post your video to YouTube and send an email to to let us know it is available for viewing.
Last Updated: 01/19/2024