2017 Community Engagement Grants program

The City of Dayton recognizes the value of community engagement activities and their role in bringing residents together, building community and establishing an identity for the City. Consequently, the City has established the Community Engagement Grants Program, whereby neighborhood organizations can seek funding to support the coordination of community-based activities in Dayton.   

Neighborhood associations, block clubs, and business associations located within the City of Dayton are eligible to apply. No more than two applications will be accepted per organization with the maximum grant award not to exceed $500 annually.

Grant Applications


Applications are available beginning April 1, 2017.  Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis through November 31, 2017.  The application for an event must be submitted to the Department of Planning & Community Development 30 days prior to the scheduled event. All approved funds will be issued to applying organizations 10 days prior to the scheduled event.  Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to: 

City of Dayton
Department of Planning and Community Development
Attn: Ken Marcellus
101 W Third St. - 6th Floor
Dayton, OH 45402

For more information, please contact Ken Marcellus at 937-333-7381 or by email at Ken.Marcellus@daytonohio.gov.