The City of Arvada offers residents two grant opportunities for neighborhood groups: the Neighborhood Improvement Grant (up to $3,000) and Neighborhood Mini-Grants (up to $100, $250 and $500) with the goal of promoting positive neighboring activities and community improvement projects with attention to three focus areas: Connection, Sustainability and Resilience.
Neighborhood groups must be enrolled in Neighbors Connected in order to apply. Complete the 2022 Neighbors Connected Registration Form to enroll your neighborhood group.
Applicant(s) must be a resident or property owner in the City of Arvada.
All projects must be open, welcoming and inclusive of all neighbors.
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Download our Neighborhood Grant Guidebook: everything you need to know about applying for a grant for your neighborhood!
Types of Grants Available
CLOSED - Neighborhood Mini Grants - up to $100, $250, $500
Creating inclusive social opportunities for neighbors to come together is one way neighborhoods grow stronger and more resilient. The primary purpose of these grants is to fund projects or events that encourage conversation and build lasting positive relationships through neighborhood service projects, social gatherings and workshops. Check out these ideas:
- Composting, xeriscaping, or bee conservation lunch and learn
- Neighborhood entryway beautification project and breakfast
- Public art showcase
- Dancing and dessert under the stars
- Memorial tree planting event
- Holiday dinner and mailbox decorating contest
- Free Little Library, community pantry, or seed bank project
- Outdoor yoga or bike clinic at a local park
CLOSED - Neighborhood Improvement Grant - up to $3,000
Continuing with Arvada’s vision of being a strong, resilient community of neighborhoods, the City invites neighborhood groups to submit grant proposals that establish permanent neighborhood assets for the benefit of the entire community. The most successful projects will demonstrate a commitment to the three focus areas: connection, sustainability and resilience. Check out these ideas:
- Benches added to public gathering spaces
- New trees along a neighborhood walkway
- A community bulletin board
- Shade structures in a nearby park
- Bike tune-up stations
- New neighborhood entry signage
- Garden infrastructure
- Pet waste stations
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.