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Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Program

Grants to Omaha, Nebraska Neighborhood Organizations to
Improve the Quality of Life and Safety in Local Neighborhoods

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City of Omaha - Office of the Mayor Jean Stothert

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Deadline Date:

03/26/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $200 and grants of up to $5,000 to Omaha, Nebraska neighborhood organizations for programs that promote public safety, encourage crime prevention, and enhance the quality of life in local neighborhoods. Funding is intended to support neighborhood projects that will enhance neighborhood appearance, build neighborhood capacity, impact the environment, and increase the livability of the neighborhood.

Funded projects will have a sustained positive impact on Omaha’s neighborhoods. Previously funded projects include equipment for citizen patrols, landscaping and trees, supplies for neighborhood cleanups, a pollinator garden, a baseball diamond, and “little free neighborhood libraries”.

National Night Out Mini-Grants Program:

Mayor Stothert’s 2019 National Night Out Mini-Grants will fund project proposals up to $200 per organization. Mini-Grants Program funding is provided to assist Omaha neighborhoods hosting National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Program funding should support National Night Out’s mission of promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Successful proposals will support interactive neighborhood events and encourage neighborhood participation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153483

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Estimated Size of Grant:

For the Mayor's Neighborhood Grants program, awards will be made up to $5,000.

National Night Out Mini-Grants Awards will be made up to $200 per neighborhood organization.

Term of Contract:

All grant funds must be expended by December 31, 2019.

Multi-year project proposals may be funded for a maximum of two (2) years. There is no guarantee for second year funding.

National Night Out events will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, neighborhood organizations must be registered and listed in the City of Omaha Neighborhood Association Directory:

Organizations must have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). If an organization is using a fiscal agent, a W-9 must be completed by the fiscal agent and submitted with the applicant organization’s application.

Site Eligibility:

- Grants can be utilized for public purposes only. Projects cannot result in any benefit or improvement to an individual citizen or privately owned property.
- If a proposed project will require a permit or City department approval, contact should be made with
the appropriate department prior to application submission.

Unallowable costs include but are not limited to:

- Weapons and high-tech alarms
- Decorative and/or way-finding signs
- Food and beverages
- Bounce houses

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Q&A Open House will take place on February 27, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, at the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Room 231.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by 11:59 PM. Grant recipients will be announced in May.


- January 28, 2019: Release of 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants application
- February 27, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Q&A Open House
- March 26, 2019 by 11:59 PM: 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants application deadline
- April 29, 2019 – May 3, 2019: 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Award notifications (letters and emails)
- Early May, 2019: 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Press Conference

Applications can be submitted:

1. Electronically
2. By mail

Project proposals must have prior approval from the Neighborhood Organization’s Board of Directors.

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. Please note that applying another neighborhood organization’s 2019 Neighborhood Grant request toward your organization’s match contribution is not allowable.

For questions or assistance with submitting an application, please call or email the Neighborhood Grants Program for assistance.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application either electronically or by mail to:

Neighborhood Grants Program
Office of the Mayor
1819 Farnam Street, Suite 300
Omaha, NE 68183

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Omaha