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(January 27, 2020)

For the seventh year, Mayor Jean Stothert will award grants to neighborhood associations.

A total of $75,000 is available for proposals that support and strengthen the quality of life, impact the neighborhood environment, and help prevent crime.  Neighborhood organizations registered and listed in the City of Omaha Neighborhood Directory are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000. 

Applications are available on Mayor Stothert’s website, https://mayors-office.cityofomaha.org/neighborhoods.

“These grants give neighbors the opportunity to create and implement community projects and we see the results of our investment every day all over Omaha,” said Mayor Stothert. “We all have the same goal, to make Omaha an extraordinary city.”

In 2019, community and neighborhood organizations received grants for projects including landscaping, community gardens, public art, neighborhood festivals and block parties and citizen patrol equipment.

The application deadline is March 23, 2020.  Applications will be reviewed by a committee including representatives of One Omaha, Omaha Police, Keep Omaha Beautiful, the Planning and Public Works Departments and the Mayor’s Grants Team.  Final awards will be approved by Mayor Stothert. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

Over the last five years, Mayor Stothert has awarded neighborhood grants for a total of more than $400,000.