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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. 

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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

For more information, reach out to the Participatory Grant Making Team at [email protected] or contact the Wayne Metro Connect Center.

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