West Central Traffic Box 2DSC 3133The 2021 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is now open and taking applications.

This is the third year for the program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Accepted projects must enhance the aesthetics of the neighborhood, provide a clear community benefit, be accessible to all residents and increase civic pride. Examples include community gardens, improvements to community centers, benches, public art or signage. Expenses such as routine maintenance, social events or operating expenses will not be covered.

The City’s Community Development Division will award grants up to $5,000 to any registered Fort Wayne neighborhood association or one of the City’s four Area Partnerships. Final applications will be due March 1, 2021.


VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: A virtual workshop was held February 3, 2021 to share more about the program and help answer questions about the grant process.  You can view this workshop here <put in the video here.  Virtual Workshop VIDEO (Click here) 

As requested we are sharing the workshop slides.  You may access them here pdfWORKSHOP SLIDES

Questions and Answers:

We have compiled a list of the questions and answers from the meeting.  They can be accessed here pdfQUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Information and guidelines about the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program:
pdfFact Sheet
pdfApplication Deadline is March 1, 2021
Neighborhood Association Registration Form