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(January 28, 2019)

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 patrols, landscaping and trees, supplies for neighborhood cleanups, a pollinator garden, a baseball diamond, and “little free neighborhood 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 August 6, 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 often 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.  Applications are available on the Mayor’s website, https://mayors-office.cityofomaha.org/neighborhoods.  

The application deadline is March 26, 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 Stothert. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

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

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