2019 Community Engagement Grants 

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

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.
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Grant Applications


Applications are available beginning April 1, 2019.  Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis through November 30, 2019.  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

program guidelines


View or Download Guidelines 

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Grant Application and Guidelines

APPly online


Submit Application Here

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

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