Funding Resources for Neighborhood Groups

The City of Dubuque provides various programs to assist neighborhood groups with funding their neighborhood improvement projects. 

The Large Neighborhood Grant program provides grants of up to $3,000 for Neighborhood improvement projects in low/moderate income neighborhoods.  This program has funded a number of public improvement projects such as neighborhood park improvements, neighborhood newsletters, streetscape improvements, tree planting projects, and out-of-school time programs for neighborhood youth. Competition for these grants is typically announced in January with applications due in the spring. The final round of applications for FY2020 Large Grants are due online by midnight on Friday,  May 15, 2020. View the 2020 grant guidelines, and complete the application.

The Small Neighborhood Grants are available year-round.  The grants provide up to $750 for improvement programs. View the grant program guidelines and application form. You are encouraged to contact Jerelyn O’Connor for assistance and to verify your project eligibility. 

Providing an opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another is a key way to improve relationships in the neighborhood and to create a safer environment. The Community Building Grant Program funds projects in our community’s low/moderate income neighborhoods to provide this opportunity. Projects funded include Music in Jackson Park, ice cream socials, and neighborhood block parties. View the application form