Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Program

The Mayor’s office has announced the 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Program. Below is a communication from their staff.

“Omaha neighborhood associations are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Program.

Mayor Jean Stothert will award $75,000 for neighborhood proposals that support and strengthen projects that improve the quality of life, impact the neighborhood environment, and help prevent crime.

In 2018, 32 projects receiving grants included equipment for citizen patrol, landscaping and trees, supplies for neighborhood cleanups, a pollinator garden, a baseball diamond, and ‘little free libraries’.

For the second year, funds will be designated for the National Night Out Grants program. Grants up to $200 will be awarded to neighborhood associations that plan and host National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.

‘The neighborhood grants program provides an opportunity to collaborate with our strong and creative neighborhoods,’ said Mayor Jean Stothert. ‘The best ideas and projects ofter come from those who benefit the most, the neighbors!’

Neighborhood organizations registered and listed in the City of Omaha Neighborhood Directory are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000.

The application deadline is Tuesday, March 26th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a committee including representatives of One Omaha, Omaha Police, Keep Omaha Beautiful, the Planning and Public Works Departments, and the Mayor’s Grants Team. Final awards will be approved by Mayor Jean Stothert. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

Over the last five years, Mayor Jean Stothert has awarded neighborhood grants for a total of $375,000.”

The Mayor’s Office will also host a Open House Q&A Event to provide further information and answer any questions you may have about the grants program.

The event will be Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Room 231on UNO’s Dodge Campus.

If you have any questions, please contact the Neighborhood Grants Program at 402.444.5151 or by email at neighborhoodgrants@cityofomaha.org.


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