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Neighborhood Grant Programs

The 2023 Neighborhood Grants Application window has closed. Applications are being reviewed and funds will be awarded on Friday, May 19.

The City of Arvada offers three types of grants for neighborhood groups with the goal of promoting positive neighboring activities and community involvement with three focus areas in mind: Connection, Sustainability and Resilience.

Requirements to apply for a neighborhood grant:

  • Neighborhood groups must be enrolled in Neighbors Connected in order to apply. 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.
  • NEW: Guidebook and application now available in Spanish

Want to learn more?

Download our  Neighborhood Grant Guidebook in English or in Spanish: The guide contains everything you need to know about applying for a grant for your neighborhood!

Types of Grants

Neighborhood Block Party Support Grants (up to $200)

The City invites neighborhood groups to submit grant proposals for 2023 Neighborhood Block Party Support Grants of up to $200 in the form of a gift card. The primary purpose of these grants is to fund neighborhood events that build lasting, positive relationships among neighbors and support neighborhood service projects and social gatherings. Check out these ideas:

  • Composting, xeriscaping, or bee conservation lunch and learn
  • Neighborhood beautification project and breakfast
  • Birding walk led by a local expert
  • Dancing and dessert under the stars
  • Organize a cooking/baking class

Apply Now


Neighborhood Experience Grant (up to $500)

The desired outcome of this grant is to create a memorable day or night where neighbors benefit from time spent together in a public space with the support of a Neighborhood Experience Grant worth up to $500. An example of an Experience could be a local concert, group fitness class or a workshop where new skills are learned. Check out these ideas:

  • Public art showcase
  • Mailbox decorating and painting workshop
  • Concert featuring local musicians
  • Organize a sports tournament with prizes
  • Outdoor yoga or bike clinic at a local park

Apply Now


Neighborhood Projects Grant (up to $3,000)

The Neighborhood Projects Grant is an opportunity to activate gathering places by providing resources to drive projects which support the City’s goals of connection, sustainability and resilience. This application is not intended for additions or maintenance to existing City parks or City-owned property. Check out these ideas:

  • Install a bike rack or bike repair station
  • Commission a mural
  • Create an interactive design like hopscotch or a bike course
  • Host a Multi-Cultural celebration
  • Build a Free Little Library, community pantry, or seed bank 

Apply Now



For more information, email

*Applications are reviewed by a panel and subject to approval from all involved Departments at the City of Arvada.


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