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Connect with Neighbors with Aurora Resources

Connect with your Neighbors with Aurora Resources
Posted on 04/19/2023

Are you looking for ways to unite your neighborhood? Consider hosting a movie night or another fun activity, such as a block party, with some expenses paid by Aurora Neighborhood Mini-Grants.

Aurora Movie Kit Program
Groups of three or more residents registered with the city’s Neighborhood Registration Referral Program are invited to borrow a city-supplied movie kit for free to host a movie night as part of the Aurora Housing and Community Services Department’s ongoing efforts to bring neighbors together. Two movie kits are available to serve the community at this time. Each kit includes a movie screen, projector, Blu-Ray/DVD player, sound system, microphone, and all relevant extension cords and cables. Movies are not included. The Movie Kit Program is available for check out Thursday through Sunday year-round. To learn more and apply to reserve the kit, visit For questions, email [email protected] or call 303.739.7280.

Aurora Neighborhood Mini-Grants
Launched in 2021, the Aurora Neighborhood Mini-Grants support neighborhood activities and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The Know Your Neighbor Mini-Grant provides a $100 gift card for a small neighborhood block party or cleanup event, giving resources to support connections and unite neighbors. This grant is available until funds are depleted.

  • The Printing Assistance Mini-Grant covers the cost of flyers and posters to help promote a neighborhood event. This grant is available until funds are depleted.

  • The Small Neighborhood Activity Mini-Grant offers up to $250 to develop more sustainable neighborhood groups and organize a larger-scale neighborhood event(s), such as a block party. The deadline to apply for this grant is Sept. 15.

To learn more and apply, visit For questions, email [email protected] or call 303.739.7280.

Block Party Permits
Block parties are a wonderful way to create better relationships with your neighbors and create a stronger-knit community.

  • The application portal opens May 1, and two different households on the block must apply for the permit. Permit applications must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of an event.

  • Block party permits are only required if neighbors want to block off a city street or cul-de-sac with barricades for a neighborhood event.

  • Block party permits are not intended for private parties or events related to political affiliations, commercial or religious organizations, or for neighbors who host a party on their private property. Street barricades will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to approved applicants to ensure parties may be held safely. Applicants must pick up the barricades from the contracted vendor, and only a limited number of barricades are available each week.

For 2023, block party season is May 1 through Oct. 24. To apply and for tips on how to host a successful block party, visit

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