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January 29, 2018 - Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert will again award neighborhood grants for projects that improve the quality of life, increase public safety, and help prevent crime in neighborhoods.

This year, the Mayor will award $75,000 for neighborhood projects. In addition, $2,000 dollars will be designated for National Night Out events, and $1,500 will be appropriated to the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission to produce a Neighborhood Alliance Resource Guide. Funds will also be set aside for a mini-grant program in the fall.

“The neighborhood grant program is an example of how neighborhoods and city government work as partners,” said Mayor Stothert. “Awards have helped citizen patrols buy equipment, neighborhood associations have purchased park equipment, improved lighting and created community gardens.  Each project provides a direct benefit to the neighborhood.”      

Neighborhood organizations registered and listed in the City of Omaha Neighborhood Directory are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000.  Applications are available on the Mayor’s website, https://mayors-office.cityofomaha.org/neighborhoods.  

The application deadline is March 26, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee including representatives of One Omaha, Omaha Police, the Planning and Public Works Departments and the Mayor’s Grants Team.  Final awards will be approved by Mayor Stothert. Winners will be announced in May.

Over the last four years, Mayor Stothert has awarded 108 neighborhood grants for a total of $290,000.

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