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 Neighborhood Grants


Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. When your neighborhood needs a small project, consider applying for a neighborhood grant.

Neighborhood Services offers grants to neighborhoods that are willing to match funding through cash, in-kind donations, professional labor or volunteer hours.

Resident and homeowners associations, or ad-hoc groups of neighbors who notice a need for improvement in one or more of the following areas may be eligible to apply:

  • Character: "place-making" through the creation or enhancement of assets that are a source of neighborhood pride and identity.
  • Leadership: training neighborhood leaders or teams, and developing skills, for neighborhood governance or action.
  • Safety: equipping the neighborhood with knowledge or tools to prevent, prepare for, confront or respond to incidences of crime, danger or disaster.
  • Environment: protecting water & energy resources, and native plants & animals.
  • Health: increasing access to nutritious diets, physical or mental fitness opportunities, or health education.

 Spring 2017 (Cycle 29) Deadlines


Check the "Grants Overview and Winter Workshop Dates" link below, and RSVP for a workshop to 861-5000 or email

  • Attend a grant workshop no later than Jan. 3, 2017.
  • Notify Neighborhood Services of Intent to Apply by 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2017.
  • Obtain any required staff signatures by 5 p.m. on March 7, 2017.
  • Submit completed application by 5 p.m. on March 21, 2017.

Applications will be reviewed by county staff in March. They will then be evaluated and scored by the Neighborhood Initiative Grant Advisory Committee in April, and presented to the Board of County Commissioners for their approval in November.  . 

All project-related work and expenses must occur after a grant application has been approved by the Board of County Commissioners.


 Grant Documents

Grants Overview and Cycle 29 Workshop Dates
Grants Project Ideas

 How may we help you?


8 a.m.-5 p.m.
1660 Ringling Blvd., 5th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
TTY 711 or 800-955-8771​


 Grant Cycle 25 Before & After Photos


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