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Neighborhood Improvement Grant Applications Now Open

Neighborhood Improvement Grant Applications Now Open
Posted on 01/26/2022
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Aurora wants to help spruce up neighborhoods while strengthening neighborhood relationships among residents by offering Neighborhood Improvement Grants of up to $5,000 for neighborhood groups and residents (where a neighborhood organization may not exist) in 2022.

The city has allocated up to $60,000 for grants for 2022, with a maximum of $5,000 per awarded project. The competitive grants promote projects that improve a neighborhood's physical condition, enhance pride and identity, increase neighborhood communication, and bring new assets to the neighborhood that foster gathering and positive experiences.

Examples of projects include clean-up events, community message boards, community benches, little free libraries or food pantries, etc.

Residents must meet with a community engagement coordinator prior to applying.

For more information and the application, please visit  

All application materials submitted by 5 p.m. April 22. To find your community engagement coordinator, visit and search by your address. All projects selected to receive grant funding must be completed by Oct. 31.

Eligible projects must be within Aurora city limits, provide an identifiable benefit to the neighborhood, have a specific timeline and involve at least three households.

There are also three neighborhood mini-grants available for residents, including a Know Your Neighbor grant for block party or clean-up events, a Printing Assistance grant to provide posters and flyers for community activities, and a Small Neighborhood Activity grant for events like festivals or tournaments. Mini-grant applications are open now at

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