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Strong Neighborhood Improvement Project Mini-Grant

Grants to Indiana and Illinois Community and Faith-Based Organizations,
Businesses, Agencies, and Residents to Enhance Local Neighborhoods

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United Way of the Wabash Valley Strong Neighborhoods Impact Council (UWWV SN)

Deadline Date:

06/18/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Indiana and Illinois community, civic, and faith-based organizations, businesses, agencies, associations, and residents in eligible counties for projects to enhance local neighborhoods. The goal of the program is to create inclusive, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods. Eligible applicants are located in the UWWV service area: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties in Indiana, and Clark County in Illinois.

The UWWV SN is seeking proposals from community organizations, service groups, and other community-based groups to conduct projects or programs involving community members and businesses to enhance the look and feel of their local neighborhoods. Projects may focus on any neighborhood in the UWWV service area. Projects can choose to address public safety, beautification projects, blight elimination or city-service improvements, or a combination of any of the four categories. Examples of these projects could be adding lighting in public areas, a neighborhood clean-up initiative, public landscaping projects, covered bus seating, public murals, park improvements, etc.  While it is not required, applicants are encouraged to consider collaborations with local government and/or businesses.

 Through the Neighborhood Improvement Projects, UWWV SN expects to advance the following outcomes:

  • Projects will improve the look and feel of the neighborhood in which they are implemented via enhancements to: the safety of residents, eliminate blight and/or expand beautification efforts, and/or assist the expansion of city services
  • Resident & community involvement will expand neighbors’ “connectedness.”
  • Familiar and connected neighbors will lead to long-term stability and growth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196390

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $1,000 to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Funding is to be expended in 12 months or less from the time funding is approved.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following groups within the UWWV service area (Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois) are invited to submit proposals:
– Community organizations and/or civic organizations
– Neighborhood associations
– Businesses or local government entities (e.g. Parks Department)
– Faith-based organizations, committees/groups and/or ministries

Any of the above may act as a project lead applicant. Neighborhood resident participation is preferred, but not required.

Neighborhood residents may apply without a partner organization if sufficient fiscal management controls can be demonstrated.

This grant program will not fund improvements to a single, privately-owned residential property.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: June 18, 2021, 4:00 PM

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online, see the URL for Full Text link below.

For questions, contact Christine Buckley at or 812-235-6287.

United Way of the Wabash Valley
100 S 7th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Clark County;   Indiana: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties

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