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$3000 Neighborhood Improvement Grant: Closed for 2020

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Neighborhood Improvement Grant Application has been extended to Friday, May 15.  This may be extended again in the future, as we continue to monitor the situation.

Continuing with Arvada’s vision of being a strong, resilient community of neighborhoods, the City invites neighborhood groups to submit grant proposals for the 2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant. This year’s project theme is Resilient Neighborhoods: From Porches to Parks. The most successful projects will establish central gathering places for neighbors to get to know each other; build neighborhood identity by bringing positive, permanent assets into the neighborhood for gathering; offer venues for training about community health, emergency preparedness, or volunteerism; and enhance community resilience by strengthening connections between neighbors.

What types of projects are eligible for funding? Here are a few ideas!

  • Neighborhood benches or a communal place to sit.
  • A community message board or shared book library.
  • A “Resilience Hub” with a cache of emergency supplies and an emergency plan.
  • A neighborhood-grown fruit tree orchard.
  • Installation of multi-generational play or exercise equipment.
  • Creative placemaking, such as neighborhood-commissioned “art wraps” on traffic control cabinets or a sculpture in a park.

Grant Restrictions:

  • Grants are not allowed for deferred maintenance.
  • Grants must provide a public benefit and be publicly accessible.
  • Groups may not be awarded in consecutive years.

Grant Application Details:

  • Neighborhood Improvement Grants are open to enrolled Neighbors Connected groups.
  • Applications will be accepted Tuesday, March 3 - Friday, May 15.

How to apply:

Up to $100 Know Your Neighbor Grant

Do you know who lives next door or down the block?  Here's your chance to change no into yes!  Take the first step in getting to know your neighbors, organizing your neighborhood, and strengthening community bonds and trust between all.  

  • May be used for block parties, event kick-offs, neighborhood clean-ups, ice cream socials, or other functions that build connections between neighbors.
  • Awarded as a pre-loaded $100 King Soopers gift card for block parties or (NEW) $50 Home Depot gift card for neighborhood clean-up events.
  • Grants available first come first served until funds run out starting January 1, 2020.

How to apply:

If you received a Know Your Neighbor Grant: 

$25 Neighborhood Printing Assistance Grant

Neighborhood Printing Assistance Grants are open to enrolled Neighbors Connected groups.  We provide $25 Printing assistance through the City's Print Shop for printing flyers and posters to publicize neighborhood events. This equates to 75 pages in Color, or 500 pages in Black & White.

  • Apply at least 3 weeks before the date needed.
  • Provide file to Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator by email, USB, or physical copy.
  • Grants available first come first served until funds run out starting January 1, 2020.

How to apply:

$250 Neighborhood Small Activity Grant - Closed for 2020

  • Neighborhood Small Activity Grants are open to enrolled Neighbors Connected groups. These grants are up to $250, and can be used to develop your neighborhood group and organize larger neighborhood events.  
  • Examples include: entertainment for a festival, neighborhood t-shirts, neighborhood sports tournament, or even supplies for a front lawn happy hour with neighbors.
  • Grants available first come first served until funds run out starting January 1, 2020.
  • Groups may not be awarded in consecutive years.​

If you received a Small Activity Grant:


City of Arvada Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator: Charise Canales


Grant Reimbursements