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2018 Neighborhood Grants

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

Deadline Date:

03/26/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Omaha, Nebraska neighborhood organizations for programs and projects that enhance a neighborhood's quality of life, promote public safety, and encourage crime prevention in local neighborhoods. Funding is intended to improve and support neighborhood projects that will enhance 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.

Successful projects in the past have included safety lighting, park and playground improvements, community gardens, and equipment for citizen patrols.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153483

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards will be made up to $5,000 per Neighborhood Association.

Term of Contract:

All grant funds must be expended by December 31, 2018. If you anticipate funds will not be expended by this date, you may request a grant extension. Multi-year project proposals may be funded for a maximum of two (2) years. There is no guarantee for second year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 your Organization’s application.

If your Organization received an extension of your 2017 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grant or otherwise did not expend all funding in 2017, you will be ineligible for 2018 funding.

Grants can only be made for public purposes and cannot result in any benefit or improvement to
individual citizens or privately owned property.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Project Timeline:
-Monday, January 29, 2018: Release of 2018 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants application
-Monday, March 26, 2018 by 11:59 PM : 2018 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants application deadline
-April 30 – May 4, 2018: 2018 Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Award notifications
-Early May 2018: Mayor’s Neighborhood Grants Press Conference

Download the application and guidelines from the Attached Files section below.

A match is required. The match can be in the form of volunteer labor, in-kind contributions, or cash and does not need to be equivalent to the grant amount requested. The required Neighborhood match should demonstrate buy-in and commitment.

If you have any questions about obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN), please contact Julie Smith, ONE Omaha Program Manager (details below).

If a proposed project requires a permit or City department approval, contact should be made with the appropriate department prior to application submission. Please include the department contact in the application narrative so follow-up questions may be addressed if necessary.

Proposed projects must have prior approval from the Neighborhood Organization’s Board of Directors.

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 by email or mail to:


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

If you have any questions or need assistance submitting an application, please contact the Neighborhood Grants Program at (402) 444-5151 or at the above email address.

Julie Smith, ONE Omaha Program Manager
(402) 547-7473

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Omaha