Saturday, September 17, 2011

2012 Neighborhood Small Grants and Graffiti Abatement Grants: $30,444 Available!

The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is offering $23,794 in small grant funds and $6,650 in graffiti abatement funds to neighborhood, business and community-based groups. NECN will offer $1000-$4000 per project within the Neighborhood Small Grant program and up to $2,500 per graffiti abatement project. Past projects funded by NECN include community orchards, tours of African American murals, afterschool programs, community outreach projects, website design, murals, graffiti clean-up and multicultural festivals.

The goal of the grant program is to provide opportunities for building community and increasing and sustaining involvement in neighborhood associations, district coalitions and the community at-large. This program prioritizes engagement of historically under-represented organizations representing people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, youth, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bi and transgendered people.

Interested in Applying?

If so, we strongly encourage you to attend the small grants orientation session. This year, NECN will host both an Orientation and a separate, hands-on, interactive Small Grant Workshop.

Orientation: September 21st, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
This informational session will answer questions about the application, the committee review process, what funds can be used for and NECN's unique priorities.  Please RSVP to or 503.823.4264

Small Grant Workshop on October 6th, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. 
This workshop is meant to give grant applicants a chance to receive direct feedback on how to make their proposals stronger. Draft proposal in hand, participants will pair up and review each others drafts.  Please RSVP to or 503.823.4135.  Please remember to bring your draft proposal!

Application Deadline is November 1st, 2011 at 5:00pm.

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