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Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program (NBWGP)

Grants to Arizona Neighborhood Organizations
and Groups to Increase Safety in the Community

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City of Phoenix

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Deadline Date:

12/03/20 4:00 PM Arizona Local Time


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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $12,000 to Arizona neighborhood organizations and neighborhood watch groups in eligible locations to increase safety in the community. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for local residents by empowering community groups. Grant funds offer neighborhood groups the resources to create new and innovative programs and activities designed to prevent and reduce crime in their community. The geographic area and/or population to be served must be identified in the grant application as listed with the City of Phoenix’s Neighborhood Notification service. The service area shall be within the corporate limits of the City of Phoenix, and the impacted population must be Phoenix residents.

For information about budget and eligible expenses, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164548

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount that can be applied for is $12,000. Organizations that have been in existence for 6 months or less prior to application submission deadline may only apply for a maximum of $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant awards cannot be funded prior to July 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are: Neighborhood Block Watch groups and/or neighborhood organizations, registered through the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, Neighborhood Notification Service are eligible to apply for Neighborhood Block Watch grants. Homeowner Associations are not eligible to apply as a Primary Applicant Group; however, Homeowner Associations, educational or faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies within a specific geographic area, and City of Phoenix departments (such as the Neighborhood Services Department, Police Department, and Parks and Recreation Department) may apply as a Co-Applicant Group. City of Phoenix employees cannot be signers on grant applications in their capacity as a City employee.

It is a mandatory requirement that the Primary Applicant Group be listed with the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Notification Program. Please read and follow the guidelines to complete the forms on the Neighborhood Notification Listing Form document in Supporting Documents below.

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Pre-proposal Conference:

Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program (NBWGP) staff will provide web conference training workshops for the 2021 Neighborhood Block Watch grant application process. The training will cover user profile registration, new application creation, requested budget item(s) entry, document upload, application submission, and how to save/print a copy of the application for your own records. Staff will also cover eligibility criteria, application changes for 2021, and be available to answer questions.

Dates and times of the training workshops are as follows:

10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sessions (on the date of your choice, click the link below that corresponds to the time you wish to attend):
- Monday, November 2, 2020
- Thursday, November 5, 2020
- Friday, November 6, 2020
- Thursday, November 12, 2020
- Friday, November 13, 2020
- Monday, November 16, 2020
- Thursday, November 19, 2020
- Friday, November 20, 2020
- Monday, November 30, 2020
- Thursday, December 3, 2020

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6:00 p.m. Sessions (on the date of your choice, click the link below to attend):
- Thursday, November 12, 2020
- Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 Neighborhood Block Watch Grant Program (NBWGP) application process will open Monday, November 2, 2020. The application process will close on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., Arizona local time.

Grant awards will be announced in June 2021.

For additional forms and information see the URL for Full Text below.

Contact Information:

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

Application Portal:

If you have any questions, please call the Grant Staff at 602-262-6131 or email

Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Main 602-262-6011
TTY 711

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Phoenix

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