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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Applications Open for City of Dubuque Large Neighborhood Grants

The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Community Development Advisory Commission are now accepting competitive applications for the Large Neighborhood Grant Program. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 13, 2020.

The Large Neighborhood Grant Program is designed to support projects undertaken by neighborhood associations and other non-profit organizations to support the empowerment of residents to address needs and opportunities to make their neighborhoods more livable. It is intended to support neighborhood development and provide a direct benefit to low/moderate income individuals or neighborhoods.

The maximum grant is $3,000. Information on applications, guidelines, and how to apply online are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/neighborhoods. Organizations that are interested in applying for funds are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming grant workshops to receive additional information on the grant program and the application process. The grant workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lacey Board Room at Carnegie Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11 St.

In the past, this program has provided funding for a large array of neighborhood improvement projects such as bike racks, newsletters, publications, neighborhood beautification efforts, youth and family programs, neighborhood park improvements, community gardens, and streetscape improvements. Eligible activities include both public improvements and public service activities such as projects serving youth and families or seniors in the neighborhood. Food and entertainment expenses are not eligible under this program.

Complete application materials are posted online at www.cityofdubuque.org/neighborhoods. For additional information contact Neighborhood Development Specialist Jerelyn O’Connor at joconnor@cityofdubuque.org or 563-589-4326.

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