Hillsborough County’s Office of Neighborhood Relations is now accepting applications for the 2021 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.
During this application period, the program features new project categories that are aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride.
The 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 categories are:
- Neighborhood Identification
- Leadership Empowerment
- Safety Opportunities and Education
- Environmental Enhancements
- Health and Wellness Engagement
- Emergency Preparedness
- Neighborhood and Community Innovation.
Applicants are encouraged to be innovative and 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 the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations are eligible to apply. That also includes the associations in Temple Terrace, Tampa and Plant City.
Prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to participate in a min-grant training session webinar, which is a comprehensive review of the application, grant criteria and projects that qualify for the mini-grant. Organizers also must answer questions about the program.
Webinars will be announced at a later date, online at HCFLGov.net/Neighborhoods.
The deadline to apply for a mini-grant is at 5 p.m., Dec. 4.
Visit tinyurl.com/yybu9ddc for more on the grant application process, the requirements, and to complete the application.
For information, call the Office of Neighborhood Relations at (813) 272-5860.
Published October 21, 2020