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Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Program

Grants to Nebraska Organizations for
Community Benefit Projects in Eligible Regions

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City of Omaha - Office of the Mayor Jean Stothert

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Deadline Date:

03/23/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Nebraska organizations to improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects related to crime prevention, improvements to the neighborhood's physical appearance and environment, increasing neighborhood capacity and the livability of the neighborhood. Eligible projects must benefit neighborhoods in Omaha.

The Neighborhood Grants Program funding is intended to improve quality of life, increase public safety, and help prevent crime. Program funding should support and strengthen neighborhood projects that will improve the neighborhood’s appearance, build neighborhood capacity, impact the environment, and increase the livability of the neighborhood. Successful grant proposals will have a sustained positive impact on Omaha’s neighborhoods.

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GrantWatch ID#: 153483

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Neighborhood organizations registered and listed in the City of Omaha Neighborhood Directory are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year project proposals may be funded for a maximum of two (2) years. There is no guarantee for second year funding. All grant funds must be expended by December 31, 2020. If an organization anticipates funds will not be expended by this date the organization must provide justification and request a grant extension

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Neighborhood organizations must have been registered and listed in the City of Omaha’s Neighborhood Association Directory: by Monday, December 16, 2019
- Organizations must have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Applicants must submit an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) W-9 form with their application. If an organization is using a fiscal agent, a W-9 must be completed by the fiscal agent and submitted with your organization’s application.
- If your organization received a 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grant, a final program report must be on file. Failure to submit a final report will make your organization ineligible for 2020 funding.
- If your organization received an extension of your 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grant or otherwise did not expend all funding in 2019, you will be ineligible for 2020 funding.

Site Eligibility: Grants can be utilized for public purposes only. Projects cannot result in any benefit or improvement to individual citizen or privately owned property.

Unallowable costs include but are not limited to:
- Weapons and high-tech alarms
- Food and beverages
- Recording Equipment
- Decorative and/or way-finding signs
- Bounce houses

Pre-proposal Conference:

Monday, March 9, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Q&A Open House
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center; Room 231

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due Monday, March 23, 2020 by 11:59 pm. Grant recipients will be announced in May.

Project Timeline:
- January 27, 2020: Release of 2020 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants application
- Monday, March 9, 2020 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Q&A Open House
- March 23, 2020 by 11:59 PM: 2020 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants application deadline
- April 27, 2020 – May 1, 2020: 2020 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Award notifications Letters & Emails
- Early May, 2020: 2020 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Press Conference

A match contribution is required. The match can be in the form of volunteer labor, in-kind contributions or cash. Match does not need to be equivalent to the grant amount requested. The match should be relevant to the project, demonstrating buy-in and commitment from the neighborhood.

If a proposed project will require a permit or City department approval, contact should be made with the appropriate department prior to application submission.

Contact Information:

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

Applications can be submitted:
1. Electronically to or
2. Mailed to Neighborhood Grants Program, Office of the Mayor, 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68183

If you have questions, please call the Neighborhood Grants Program at 402-444-5151, or email the address above for assistance.

If there are questions regarding permits or City department approval please use the following contact information:
- Parks and Recreation – Dennis Bryers, (402) 444-3798
- Planning Department - (402) 444-5150 Christopher Wayne, ext. 2016 or Manuel Cook, ext. 2012
- Public Works - (402) 444-5220

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