June 6, 2017
If neighbors have never had a neighborhood group, this city program can help the neighbors set one up.
Once it’s set up, this city program can walk them through a sometimes-difficult grant application process to obtain up to $10,000 or up to $25,000, depending on neighborhood conditions, to help rejuvenate the neighborhood.
But who’s got the match? Most of the matches are in the form of city credit for the value of volunteer labor that the neighbors themselves invest in the project.
Tommy Burch is chair of the citizens committee that reviews the applications. Philip Freeman is the city’s program manager for the neighborhood matching grants program, located in Housing & Neighborhood Services’ Community Engagement Division.
Freeman handed out copies of the presentation slides published below. They are available as a 6 MG PDF file here.
In the video below, the presentation by Freeman and Burch begins at minute 12:30. The Q&A begins at minute 28:02.