Get $500 to make your neighborhood better

  • November 9, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard

The Escambia County mini grant program encourages volunteers like these, who worked on flood recovery, improve
the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Apply for your grant by Nov. 30, 2015. Photo credit: Escambia County.

Sometimes the best way to get something done, is to do it yourself.

If that spirit appeals to you and your neighbors, you'll be pleased to know that the Escambia County Neighborhood Enterprise Division has extended the fall cycle for its Neighborhood Renewal Initiative Mini-Grant Program.

Improving the quality of life in the community means lots of things at the Studer Community Institute, including giving residents to tools to — when needed — get the job done themselves.

The program encourages community and volunteer-based redevelopment efforts through the county’s Community Development Block Grant Program. It is offered to neighborhood organizations within the boundaries of one of the county’s Community Redevelopment Areas.

Local organizations that meet this criteria are eligible to apply for up to $500 for projects, including:

— Small scale improvements to existing parks, recreation areas or community neighborhood facilities.

— Beautification projects targeting neighborhood entrances to subdivisions.

— Graffiti removal or such improvements designed to eliminate blighted areas.

— Neighborhood Watch supplies.

The deadline to submit a grant application is Monday, Nov. 30. The application is attached here.

Questions? Contact Meredith Nunnari, Escambia County Neighborhood Enterprise Division, at (850) 595-0022, ext. 3, or at [email protected].

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