The City of Dayton is again presenting neighborhood groups an opportunity to apply for mini-grants designed to strengthen neighborhoods. Neighborhood associations, Priority Boards, block clubs, and business associations located within Dayton city boundaries may apply for grants of up to $5,000 in support of a variety of neighborhood improvement projects. Interested groups must send a representative to one of two mandatory information sessions (see below). Mini-grant applications will be available online on Monday, May 2, and are due on Tuesday May 31. The Department of Planning and Community Development will review applications for key criteria, but applicants are encouraged to think creatively to determine the types of projects that best address their unique neighborhood assets and needs. Eligible projects could include (but are not limited to): home tours and other marketing events, communications materials and websites, and public space enhancements. Extra credit is given for those projects that increase the organizational capacity, do-it-yourself projects, environmentally friendly efforts such as community gardens, and projects that promote and increase recycling. For more information, please contact Connie Nisonger at 937-333-7380 or by email.
Monday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
40 S Edwin C. Moses Boulevard