Deadline Approaches for Neighborhood Incentive Grant

(PORTSMOUTH, VA – September 16, 2019 ) – The deadline to apply for the Portsmouth Incentive Matching Grant program is this Friday, September 20. The Neighborhood Incentive Matching Grant is a city grant program designed to promote neighborhood enhancement project funding, and to encourage residents to take a more active role in the beautification of our city which aligns with Support of City Council’s Four Big Things (#4), specifically, Initiatives to Support Image Enhancement.

The three grant project categories are Beautification, which includes projects enhancing the aesthetic quality of a neighborhood; Neighborhood Improvement, which consists of projects improving neighborhood infrastructure; and Special Community Initiatives that encompass projects impacting the human element of a neighborhood. The program awards will range from $500 to $5,000 and project work must commence between October 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020.

How to Apply :

• Visit the city of Portsmouth website at https://www.portsmouthva.gov/815/Neighborhood-Incentive-Matching-Grant. Click on one of the links at the bottom of the page to complete one of the applications with your project idea and submit to the Office of City Manager. • Awards will be made on an annual basis. Only one project from a neighborhood is eligible for funding per fiscal year. • Projects must be endorsed by and have neighborhood or Civic League support. • All Neighborhood Incentive Matching Grant Program forms and documents will be made available online on the city’s website during the public announcement period. For more information, contact Doug Weller in the Office of the City Manager at 757-393- 8641.