Deadline for beautification grants from city fast approaching
The CleanUpNOLA Community Impact Grant is designed to encourage residents to engage with their neighborhoods by developing a beautification or green infrastructure project as a community. The program is sponsored by the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, and applications are due no later than 5 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 13.
The city encourages residents, organizations, and community leaders to work together in an ongoing effort to maintain pride in their community.
The Community Impact Grants initiative was launched at the annual Neighborhood Summit in November. All applicants must meet these criteria:
- Be a member of any formal or informal neighborhood or community association
- A resident of Orleans Parish
- 18 years of age or older
- 501(c)3 designation (for formal association) or Federal tax ID number (for informal association)
To be considered for the grant, proposed projects should be feasible, inclusive, and open to every resident in the neighborhood. Applications should include realistic project goals and budget. They should explaining specifically what the project will do and what it might cost, how it will benefit the entire neighborhood, and a component focused on green infrastructure—tree planting, rain barrel installation, etc.
Once a grant is awarded, grantees will then participate in a community clean-up/green infrastructure workshop, appoint a neighborhood clean-up coordinator, and work with the Neighborhood Engagement Office on next steps.
Applications will not be accepted after the 5 p.m. deadline this Friday. Grants will be announced on Dec. 20. For more details or to apply, visit cleanup.nola.gov or fax (504) 658-4969.