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Applications Open for 2020 Neighborhood Mini-Grants

Enhance the quality of life where you live in Hillsborough County

What could your neighborhood association do with a little extra money?

Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations is now accepting applications from neighborhood associations for mini-grants of up to $5,000 for projects aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride.

Applicants are encouraged to be innovative and original. The mini-grants can be put toward a wide variety of projects, such as neighborhood celebrations (no food or drink), children's programs (not for schools), community gardens, signs and landscaping, crime watch programs, safety equipment, websites, newsletters, and leadership training. Neighborhood, civic, homeowner, and crime watch associations in Hillsborough County that are registered with the Office of Neighborhood Relations are eligible to apply, including those in Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Applicants must participate in either an in-person or informational webinar before submitting their application. The webinars will review the application, grant criteria, and projects that qualify for the mini-grant, and answer questions regarding the program. Participants can view the webinar online or listen in via phone.

In person and online information sessions dates to be announced.

A verification code sent at the completion of the webinar or onsite training must be included on the application in order for the proposal to be considered.

Visit the Mini-Grants webpage to apply, register for a mandatory training session, or find more information about the grant application process and requirements. You may also call the Office of Neighborhood Relations at (813) 272-5860.

The Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program was established in 1988 by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. Grants for fiscal year 2019 funding will be awarded in November.

In addition to BOCC funding, we would like to thank the Children's Board of Hillsborough County for their partnership. The Children's Board will support neighborhood projects that prioritize concerns for child safety and/or well-being, such as raising awareness of head trauma, drowning prevention, safe sleep, bike or pedestrian safety, violence prevention or other safety concern for children and families.

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