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Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program Accepting Applications

Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program Accepting Applications

The City of Pensacola is now accepting applications for the fall cycle of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program, which is a matching grant program that provides City of Pensacola neighborhood associations with funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects.

Applications for the program will be available on the City of Pensacola website during the grant application cycle, which runs Monday, Oct. 7 through 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.

Through the Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program, funds can be used for various neighborhood initiatives, including beautification projects, signage, sidewalks or other improvements to public property. Funds can be matched by cash, in-kind contributions, volunteer labor, or any combination of the three.

Each application must consist of a single project with a clearly defined goal that has a direct benefit to the neighborhood and its residents. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, family/home safety training, drug and fire prevention programs, cultural exhibit areas, after school enrichment programs and youth literacy programs.

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Quality and scope of the project
  • Neighborhood participation and benefit
  • General match information, including proof the association is able to match the city’s cash contribution with any combination of volunteer labor, in-kind donations and/or cash
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