The City of Chattanooga’s Department of Neighborhood Services and Development announced today that applications for the Neighborhood Action Grant 2023-2024 will open on Monday, October 16th. Neighborhood Associations, HOAs, and other registered neighborhood-based organizations within Chattanooga city limits can apply for grants of up to $2,500 to fund projects that strengthen community bonds. The grant application period will remain open for 90 days and close on January 15, 2023, at 4:00 PM.
“The Neighborhood Action Grant enables grassroots groups to make positive changes and build stronger social connections right in their communities,” said Perrin Lance, Manager of the Neighborhood Services Division. “We encourage all of our neighborhoods to apply and look forward to the creative projects that emerge.”
To be eligible, applicants must be a registered Neighborhood Association, Homeowners Association, or other neighborhood-based group that demonstrates a commitment to community improvement and engagement. Organizations can register for free on the Neighborhood Services website at www.chattanooga.gov/neighborhoods.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Action Grant is to empower neighborhood groups and to enhance the quality of life for Chattanooga residents. Grant funding can support projects that celebrate neighborhood history and culture, bring residents together, and beautify public spaces. Example project types include: creating media documenting neighborhood history, hosting neighborhood organizing and recruiting events, and installing sign toppers or other aesthetic improvements.
The Neighborhood Services Division will host several grant writing workshops throughout the application period to guide interested organizations and will be on call to assist citizens as they write their grants.
For full grant guidelines, upcoming workshop dates, and to access the online application when it opens on October 16th, please complete the Neighborhood Action Grant Interest Form or visit our website at www.chattanooga.gov/neighborhoods. Please contact Steve Lamb at [email protected] or 423-643-7344 for questions and more information.