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Posted October 12, 2020 | 11:53 AM

Applications Open for Hillsborough's 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program

Create Your Community Legacy and Tell Your Neighborhood's Story

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2020) - Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations is now accepting applications for the 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program. The popular program features exciting new project categories this application period that are aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride.

The 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program provides up to $5,000 of funding for neighborhood organizations that want to strengthen and engage their communities through innovative and creative community projects.

The new project categories aim to engage neighborhood leaders and empower them to enhance, improve, and transform their communities.

The 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Project Categories are:

  • Neighborhood Identification
  • Leadership Empowerment
  • Safety Opportunities and Education
  • Environmental Enhancements
  • Health and Wellness Engagement
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Neighborhood and Community Innovation

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Dec. 4, 2020. Visit the mini-grant web page to learn more about the grant application process, the requirements, and to complete the application.

Applicants are encouraged to be innovative, original and to select a project that is creative, engaging, enduring, and unites the community.

Neighborhood, civic, homeowner, and crime watch associations in Hillsborough County that are registered with Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations are eligible to apply, including those in Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace.

Applicants are encouraged to participate in an online Neighborhood Mini-Grant training before submitting their application. The comprehensive training will provide an overview of the mini-grant program and review the application process, budget worksheet, volunteer form, and guidelines. Online Neighborhood Mini-Grant training will be available through December 4, 2020.

For more information, contact the Office of Neighborhood Relations at (813) 272-5860.

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