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for Projects to Enhance Local Neighborhoods

2021 Troy City Council Neighborhood Improvement Program

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04/12/21 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $1,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, and community organizations for capital projects to enhance local neighborhoods in eligible locations. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for local residents. All projects must be within the city limits of Troy.

The Troy City Council is pleased to offer Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) funding for 2021 to assist Troy residents in making Troy a better place to live, work, and play. Proposed projects should enhance public spaces through painting, public art, signage, maintenance of parks and trails, plantings, or other improvements. Projects must be carried out by volunteers, helping to develop community relationships.

Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Neighborhood Impact: The proposal should describe the direct and indirect positive impacts on the neighborhood and the city as a whole, and should include a maintenance plan to ensure the project is preserved in the future.
  • Public Visibility: Projects should be in public spaces and throughways with high pedestrian, bike, or vehicle traffic, such as city gateways, parks and park entrances, streets and intersections, or other public meeting spaces.
  • Number of Volunteers: There must be a minimum of three people involved in each project. There should be a project coordinator established and other key roles defined.
  • Community Partnerships: Neighborhood groups are encouraged to collaborate with another organization, school, or business through financial sponsorship, technical support, or volunteer efforts.
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan: Note that by accepting funds from the City of Troy, you agree to ensure that volunteers wear face masks and follow social distancing rules, provide masks and sanitizer as needed, and record contact information from all those who participate in the event contact tracing later becomes necessary.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141195

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award per project is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

All projects must be finished by December 1, 2021, with vendor payment made by December 15, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awards will be given to a neighborhood group, not-for-profit, or community organization within the city of Troy.

Church groups are not eligible under the principle of separation of church and state.

The following items are not eligible for funding:
- Stipends, honoraria, or other payments to individuals, including payment for services rendered;
- Structural improvements to commercial buildings or residences;
- Savings accounts or investment for future projects;
- Scholarships for education or social programs;
- Food and drink for personal consumption;
- Purchase or rental of tools or equipment.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is April 12, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

The City Council will review and expects to approve funding on May 6, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Email your completed application to or mail or deliver to the City Clerk’s Office, 433 River Street, Suite 5001, Troy, NY 12180

All inquiries should be sent in writing to the email address above.

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