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Overview

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 deadline for submissions is December 4, 2020 and the maximum grant per association is $5,000.

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

Eligibility

  • 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? Check out the Neighborhood Relations Neighborhood Directory
    • 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. 

Neighborhood Mini-Grant Training Session

The training for the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program is not mandatory this year. However, completion of the online Neighborhood Mini-Grant training is strongly encouraged. The 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant training is a short video overview featuring tips to help ensure your application is submitted correctly with all the required documents.

2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Overview Video

Things to Consider

Review the 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant application online to ensure all required paperwork is in order and easily accessible to complete your submission.

The application is comprised of:

  1. Neighborhood Organization Information: Include pertinent information about your neighborhood organization.
  2. Proposal Project Information: Provide a description and details about the proposed project.
  3. Budget Proposal and Worksheet: Provide a detailed budget proposal and narrative. See the Resources section below for the Budget Worksheet template.
  4. Volunteer Proposal and Form: Projects must be resident-led and must include a list of volunteers who will participate in the project in the online application. See the Resources section below for the Volunteer Worksheet template.

Incomplete applications and applications that are altered in any way will not be accepted.

Key Dates

  • Online Neighborhood Mini-Grant Training: Available Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 by 5 PM
  • Grants Awarded: Week of January 18, 2021
  • Letter of Understanding Deadline (only for awarded grantees): Monday, Feb. 1, 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

How To

Complete the 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant application online.

Applicants can submit completed applications and all required documentation to the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations through the online application. If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Complete applications must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 by 5 PM.

Resources

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