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Neighborhood Beautification Program (NBP)

The Neighborhood Beautification Program (NBP) grant provides funding to Detroit-based neighborhood associations, block clubs, faith-based organizations, and non-profit organizations that currently own property or purchase Land Bank vacant lots (up to 4) to carry out a project in their community.
Grant awards range from $500 to $15,000.

NBP has three eligible project areas:
Clean-up Activities, Community Gardens, and Public Space Activities.

Non-profit organizations and faith-based organizations need to partner with a neighborhood block club
within 1 mile of their facility. 

The Grant application is currently closed and will re-open in the Spring of 2023.

HOW TO APPLY FOR NBP GRANT

Neigborhood Beautification Program Grant
APPLICATION RESOURCES

Take advantage of Application Support:
  • VIEW THE GRANT GUIDELINES HERE
    • Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.  Ensure your application is complete, by carefully reviewing the Grant Guidelines and preparing all necessary documentation.
  • Attend an Information Session
    • TBD
  • Schedule a 1-1 Appointment
    • In person and virtual appointments are available for technical assistance regarding obtaining an LLC, support navigating the application, and access to the internet and computer/laptop. Email NBG@waynemetro.org or call the Participatory Grantmaking Team at (313) 388-9799
  • Must be a registered block club with the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods.

  • To receive funds, all applicants (even if approved by the Department of Neighborhoods) must be a NonProfit 501(c)(3) organization to receive grant funds.

  • If the applicant is a 501 (c)(3) organization, move to Step 2. If you do not have a 501 (c)(3) designation, you may partner with one in your community.

If applicant already owns the vacant lot(s), move to Step 3.

Please note: The property owned must be in the name of a legal entity with the same name as the applicant organization.

  • Questions about obtaining an LLC or transferring a deed to an LLC?
    Please contact NBG@waynemetro.org

If applicant does not own vacant lot(s), go to Detroit Land Bank Authority:

Clean-Up Activities

    • Vacant Lot Cleanup

    • Graffiti Removal/Public Space

    • Street Cleanup

    • Litter Removal/CLB, City Lot/Public Spaces

Community Gardens

    • Raised-Bed Flower Gardens, Living Fences

    • Tree Planting

    • Street Cleanup

    • Litter Removal/CLB, City Lot/Public Spaces
  •  

Public Space Activities 

  • Community Owned and Managed Park Improvements

  • Neighborhood Beautification Projects/Public Space

  • Park and Playground Seating

  • Gathering Spots (pocket parks, seating, benches and picnic tables)

  • Art Installation (murals and public art)

Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.  Ensure your application is complete, by carefully reviewing the Grant Guidelines and preparing all necessary documentation.
VIEW THE GRANT GUIDELINES HERE

If you have a grant application in progress and/or are in the process of closing on lots with the Landbank, please email NBG@waynemetro.org to complete your application. The Grant application is currently closed and will re-open in the Spring of 2023.

For more information, reach out to the Participatory Grant Making Team at NBG@waynemetro.org or contact the Wayne Metro Connect Center.

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