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Neighborhood Pride Grant Program
Wooden blocks with community imagesBlock-by-Block Neighborhood Pride Grant Program

The City of Norfolk’s Block-by-Block Neighborhood Pride Grant Program is offering civic leagues and neighborhood associations financial assistance to improve their neighborhoods one block at a time! 
 
The program is a resource that provides opportunities for residents to:
  • engage with their neighbors to design, develop and implement their own neighborhood improvement ideas and projects
  • develop and enhance relationships with the City
  • build mutually productive collaborations with local public and private businesses
  • acquire and utilize new and sustainable skills

The city offers two categories for Block-by-Block:  matching grants and mini grants


Matching Grant

Through the provision of matching grants, civic leagues/neighborhood organizations can receive up to $2500 to undertake a neighborhood improvement project. Applicants must match funding to at least 50% of the amount granted by the city. Eligible matches may be cash, quantifiable in-kind contributions, and volunteer time. 

Mini Grant
Have a smaller project that just needs a little help? The city now has a mini Block-by-Block Grant. This is a full grant that provides up to $500 to a civic league or organization to fund a project or event that meets the program guidelines and requirements.

Grant Packet
Below is a link to the Block By Block grant packet.  The packet contains the Program Description and Guidelines; Frequently Asked Questions; a Matching Grant Application; and a Mini-Grant Application.  After reviewing the material, your group can decide whether to apply for the Matching Grant or the Mini-Grant and submit the appropriate application back to us.  For more information, call 757-664-6770 or   




Eligibility

Any Norfolk civic league or neighborhood association that is a legal entity with non-profit status is eligible to apply. Proposed projects must be implemented in the neighborhood of residency. A group qualifying as a civic league must have:
  • Open memberships to all residents of the neighborhood
  • Officers (president, secretary, treasurer)
  • Bylaws (must provide a copy)
  • Regular meetings and meeting minutes
  • Legal entity - the organization must be a legal entity, non-stock corporation in Virginia and/or a federally designated 501(c) organization. [For more information on becoming a non-for-profit legal entity with non-profit status in the state of Virginia, visit the State Corporation Commission website or click here]