Apply for a Neighborhood Mini-Grant
Established in 1988, the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program was developed to help organizations strengthen and engage their communities. The 2021 program is focused on encouraging neighborhoods to invest in their future and create a legacy for years to come through innovative and creative community projects.
The submission deadline has passed. 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Recipients can find grant resources below.
Be sure to review the 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program Information Guide for details and additional information.
2021 Project Categories
- Neighborhood Identification
- Leadership Empowerment
- Safety Opportunities & Education
- Environmental Enhancements
- Health & Wellness Engagement
- Emergency Preparedness
- Neighborhood & Community Innovation
- Must be a Civic Association, Homeowner Association, Special Taxing District, or Neighborhood Watch Group
- Must be within Hillsborough County. This includes the City of Tampa, the City of Temple Terrace and the City of Plant City
- Organizations must be registered with the County’s Office of Neighborhood Relations prior to applying for grant
- Not sure if your organization is registered? Contact your neighborhood liaison below to confirm your status.
- If your organization is not registered, you can submit your information application online. The Neighborhood Relations team will contact you when they receive your request. They will also notify you when it is approved so you can proceed with your Neighborhood Mini-Grant application.
- Online Neighborhood Mini-Grant Training: Available Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
- Application Deadline: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 by 5 PM
- Grants Awarded: Week of January 25, 2021
- Letter of Understanding Deadline (only for awarded grantees): Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 by 5 PM
- Mid-term Report Deadline (only for awarded grantees): Thursday, April 1, 2021 by 5 PM
- Final Report Deadline (only for awarded grantees): Friday, July 30, 2021 by 5 PM
2021 Neighborhood Mini Grant Recipients
Congratulations on being awarded a 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant.
You are one step closer to building your community legacy and telling your neighborhood story.
The Grant Recipient Resources are designed to provide guidance and instructions on how to submit the necessary documents to manage your grant award. These resources include individual instructional videos and quick reference checklists.
It is important that you understand the requirements for each item to ensure the proper submission of your mini-grant components, especially for reimbursement of any money spent.
If you have any questions, call your district Neighborhood Liaison:
Grant Recipient Resources
2021 Instructional Videos
The instructional series is designed to provide a brief overview so you can better understand the key components that are essential for grant compliance
- Letter of Understanding (LOU) - Review of the letter of agreement between Hillsborough County and your organization that outlines specific requirements pertaining to your mini-grant award. This is the first step in the award process and must be completed before any funds can be expended.
- OneDrive - Review of the online platform that has been set up to help you manage your mini-grant documents. You will use this platform to upload and store the required documents for your mini-grant award.
- Purchasing Options - Overview of the options that are available to your neighborhood organization to pay for approved items listed in your mini-grant budget.
- Reimbursement Requirements - Explanation of the process required by Hillsborough County in order to reimburse neighborhood organizations or an individual for money spent on approved mini-grant items.
- Midterm and Final Reports - Description of the essential reports that are required to be submitted by grant recipient organizations.
Quick reference checklists have been designed to support the instructional videos.
- Letter of Understanding Checklist
- OneDrive Checklist
- Purchasing Checklist
- Reimbursement Checklist
- Midterm and Final Report Checklist
Other Mini-Grant Recipient Resources
- 2021 Mid-term Report - printable
- 2021 Mid-term Report - fillable*
- 2021 Final - printable
- 2021 Final Report - fillable*
- Substitute W-9 Form
- Approved County Logos
- 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program Information Guide
- 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Budget Worksheet
- 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Volunteer Form Template
- 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Judging Criteria
*Fillable forms may not work correctly with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:
- Download the form to your computer and open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Download the Word document version of the form
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