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 (May 10, 2019)

Neighborhood art projects, landscaping, community gardens and National Night Out activities will be funded with grants awarded by Mayor Jean Stothert.

29 community and neighborhood organizations received grants for a total of 75-thousand dollars.

Eleven mini-grants will also support National Night Out parties in August.

“This grants program creates important partnerships with our neighborhoods and that’s why I like to recognize good projects with Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants, said Mayor Stothert. “Our city is better because of the hard work of dedicated neighbors.” 

Neighborhood grants are awarded each Spring to qualifying organizations. This year, 41 grant applications were received.

Applications are reviewed by a committee and recommended to the Mayor. The committee includes representatives from the Planning, Parks, Public Works, Police and Fire Departments , Keep Omaha Beautiful and One Omaha.

 

GRANT RECIPIENTS

AKSARBEN-ELMWOOD PARK - $1,886

Park benches for Schroeder-Vogel Park

National Night Out grant for game prizes and yard signs $200

 

ARMBRUST ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION - $1,400

Neighborhood Beautification Day-planting trees at the neighborhood entrance

 

BEMIS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $2,750

Neighborhood landscaping and beautification: seeds, tools, landscape design, water tank, mulch, soil

 

BENSON FIRST FRIDAY - $3,750

2019 Public Arts Initiative; banner design and youth art project costs

 

BENSON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION -$4,730

Furnishings for a children’s nook at Benson Library

 

BIG MUDDY URBAN FARMS - $3,964

Marketing campaign to increase participation in the Gifford Park Neighborhood Market

 

CITY SPROUTS - $5,000

Summer youth internship program

 

DAHLMAN GARDEN CLUB - $582

Supplies and tools for the neighborhood garden

 

ELKHORN STATION MAIN STREET - $4,964

Hanging flower baskets for the Olde Town Elkhorn Business District

National Night Out grant for posters and yard signs $200

 

ELMWOOD PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $600

Gardening on the median at 69th and Dodge

 

ESCALANTE HILLS - $4,900

Trees and mulch for the neighborhood common area

National Night Out grant for party equipment $200

 

GIFFORD PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $5,000

Supplies and promotional items for neighborhood events including Porchfest OMA, Halloween and  holiday banquet events

 

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP GROUP - $5,000

Installation of a pergola at the community garden

 

HANSCOM PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $1,897

Equipment and supplies for 2nd annual CenterFest

 

HIGHLAND SOUTH-INDIAN HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $4,992

South Omaha Back to School Bash

 

HIGHLANDER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION -$1,100

Supplies and activities for Highlander Community Day

National Night Out grant for back-to-school book bags  $200

 

IN-COMMON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - $4,467

A “Block Party Kit” mobile trailer stocked with supplies for interactive block parties

National Night Out grant for promotional supplies  $100

 

LEAVENWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $1,800

Neighborhood shredding event

 

METCALFE-HARRISON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $5,000

Infant and toddler swings for Metcalfe Park

 

MORTON MEADOWS COMMUNITY GARDEN - $1,891

Community Garden covered picnic area and rain water collection system

National Night Out grant for children’s games $100

 

PARKER ACTION ALLIANCE - $2,807

Rededication and beautification of Parker Street from 24th Street to 35th, including a free library, neighborhood cleanup material, and landscaping

 

PIEDMONT-WYCLIFFE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $332

Equipment for the citizen patrol

 

SOUTH 13TH STREET COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP - $1,388

Materials for a 12-week demonstration of uses for vacant lots and green spaces in the neighborhood

 

THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS - $5,000

The North Omaha Mural Project

 

PACIFIC HEIGHTS-SHAKER HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $200

National Night Out grant for equipment and supplies

 

PEPPERWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $180

National Night Out grant for scavenger hunt supplies, prizes and toys

 

QUARTERS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $200

National Night Out equipment

 

SUNNY SLOPE-SUNNY VIEW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $200

National Night Out equipment and supplies

 

WILLOW WOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - $200

National Night Out equipment rental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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