Neighborhood Small Grants Program

2015 Neighborhood Small Grants Application and Guidelines

PURPOSE:

Park Heights Renaissance will offer small grants for programs and events to neighborhood associations and organizations within the Park Heights Community, which is bounded north and south by Park Circle and Northern Parkway and east and west by Greenspring and Wabash Avenues, respectively. The purpose of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program is to provide funding for programs which promote and address community health, public safety, neighborhood beautification and greening, sports and recreation, capacity building of neighborhood associations, and youth programming.  PHR reserves the right to pay a vendor directly.

WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE FUNDED:

Grants are not available for routine operations or to offset any operational costs, including but not limited to salaries, stipends, insurance, computer equipment, or legal costs.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

PHR honors the importance of the many small organizations and neighborhood associations which help meet the needs of residents within the contiguous communities of Park Heights. The targeted population is any non-sectarian, non-government organization residing in one of the 12 Park Heights neighborhoods – Arlington, Central Park Heights, Cylburn, Greenspring, Langston Hughes, Levindale, Lucille Park, Park Circle, Park Lane, Pimlico Good Neighbor, Towanda/Grantley, Woodmere. The organization should have met at least 4 times within a 12 month period, have at least ten members, and a bank account in the organization’s name.

GRANT AWARD TOTALS:

Elgible applicants may apply for up to $3,500 based upon availability during the annual funding cycle.

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE:

  • Applications may be downloaded from PHR’s website – BoldNewHeights.org
  • Applicants must complete all portions of the Community Small Grant Application Form, and include a listing of members. Governmental organizations and religious activities are not eligible. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • All applications will be scored by the Community Small Grants Review Committee
  • Application Timeline:
    • Begin distribution: Weds, May 6, 2015
    • Technical assistance meeting: Weds, May 20, 2015 @ 6pm
    • Technical assistance meeting: Sat, May 23, 2015 @ 10am
    • Application Deadline:  Fri, June 5, 2015 (at 4:00 pm)
    • Grant decisions announced / presented: Thu, July 9, 2015 (in conjunction with the Resident Community Council & Park Heights Community Town Hall Meeting)

Grant Application

 

Frequently Asked Questions