Neighborhood Grants

Funding for neighborhood improvement projects

NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION
GRANT TYPES

Mandatory Neighborhood Organization

  • Neighborhood improvement projects for mandatory neighborhood organizations that collect dues from residents.
  • The grant allows for projects with a total cost up to $10,000, and requires a 50% match from the neighborhood organization (max $10,000 grant award).
  • Examples of projects include: neighborhood entranceway signs, entranceway and community lighting, neighborhood playgrounds, pressure washing and painting neighborhood walls, and structural wall repairs. Other projects may be approved at the discretion of the Neighborhood Grants Advisory Board (NGAB).
  • Neighborhood organizations may only receive one grant every two years.
  • For information, please contact Tabitha James at Tabitha.James@ocfl.net or 407-836-5613.

Non-Mandatory Neighborhood Organizations

  • Neighborhood improvement projects for non-mandatory neighborhood organizations that do not collect dues from residents.
  • The grant allows for projects with a total cost up to $10,000, and does not require a match from the neighborhood organization.
  • Examples of projects include: neighborhood entranceway signs, entranceway and community lighting, neighborhood playgrounds, pressure washing and painting neighborhood walls, and structural wall repairs. Other projects may be approved at the discretion of the Neighborhood Grants Advisory Board (NGAB).
  • Neighborhood organizations may only receive one grant every two years.
  • For information, please contact Ruth Jacques at Ruth.Jacques@ocfl.net or 407-836-0922.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be an organized neighborhood association, homeowner association, council or nonprofit organization located in Orange County.
  • Must be registered with Orange County Neighborhood Services .
  • Organizations are required to have a five (5) to seven (7) member grant team.

Sustainable Communities Grant

Orange County's Sustainable Communities Grant Program's intent is to provide funding to support and assist neighborhoods and organizations working on reducing pollution and carbon footprint. A sustainable community is one that is economically, environmentally and socially healthy and resilient. By working together, we enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

Funding is available in the form of grants to help neighborhoods stay safe, healthy and connected. Grants are available for projects ranging from $500 - $5,000. Eligible projects can address issues such as lighting, watering, community gardens, electricity generation and pollution reduction. Events are also encouraged to help teach community members about energy efficiency, pollution reduction, and green and sustainable practices.

For additional information, contact Marthaly Irizarry at Marthaly.irizarry@ocfl.net or 407-836-2934.

Contact Us

Neighborhood Services Division
450 E. South Street, Third Floor
Orlando, FL. 32802-1393

Email: OCNeighborhoods@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5606

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