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Community Building Activities

Neighborhood Grant Program

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City of Surprise

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09/23/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to Arizona neighborhoods in eligible areas for community building and community improvement activities. Funding is intended to support programs, projects, and events that promote community spirit and engage local residents. Eligible activities should benefit a neighborhood in the Surprise community.

The Surprise City Council would like to engage residents and increase community spirit. To encourage local residents to do so, the Neighborhood Grant Program has been initiated to provide monetary assistance to support activities with goals that comply with the Council's initiative.

The City of Surprise will provide small grants for the Neighborhood Grant Program to foster partnerships between the City and its neighborhoods each year. Through an application process, qualifying neighborhoods will receive funds for specific projects outlined in the application.

To receive support projects must:
  • Provide a public benefit,
  • Result in a product, which benefits a neighborhood or the larger Surprise community,
  • Involve the benefiting neighborhood in project identification, planning, and execution,
  • Emphasize neighborhood self-help, or
  • Be educational, community-building, or a public physical improvement.

Ideas by Project Category

  • Neighborhood Events: Events and gatherings for the community such as a concert in the park, food truck event, or movie night.
  • Neighborhood Organizing / Organizational Development: Activities, services, and materials that generate new neighborhood connections and activities, grow an organization or educate neighborhood leadership and promote involvement.
  • Neighborhood Preservation: Materials, programs or services that sustain or improve the health, public safety, and welfare of the neighborhood such as crime watch, playgrounds, common areas, park amenities, community gardens, neighborhood markers, identity signs, trash cans, benches, etc. or contribute positively to the neighborhood’s aesthetic quality such as community property maintenance programs or beautification programs.
  • Neighborhood Cultural, Social, and Recreational Initiatives: Materials, programs or services that promote diversity, family literacy, neighborhood access to technology, after school enrichment programs, youth athletic leagues, career preparation, services for the needy, disabled, or elderly and cultural activities such as music, dance, or art programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175866

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Term of Contract:

Projects must be feasible for completion by June 16, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Surprise will provide small grants for the Neighborhood Grant Program to foster partnerships between the City and its neighborhoods each year. Through an application process, qualifying neighborhoods will receive funds for specific projects outlined through the application.

Projects not eligible for funding:
- Duplication of an existing private or public program or service,
- Ongoing services or requests that support service organizations’ operating budgets,
- Projects that conflict with existing city policy,
- Projects that conflict with your respective HOA policies,
- Projects exceeding the duration of one year, or
- Maintenance of projects built with previous Neighborhood Matching Funds.
- Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Session
July 12, 2022, 4 p.m.
Surprise City Hall - 16000 N. Civic Center Plz.
Council Overflow Room

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates to Remember:
- Information Session: July 12, 2022, 4 p.m., Surprise City Hall - 16000 N. Civic Center Plz, Council Overflow Room
- Grant Applications Due: September 23, 2022, 5 p.m.
- Proposal Presentations to Sub-Committee : October 5, 2022, 3 p.m., Surprise City Hall - 16000 N Civic Center Plz., Council Overflow Room
- City Council Meeting (Funding Decision): November 1, 2022, 6 p.m.
- Project Status Report Due: January 16, 2023, 5 p.m.
- Project Status Report Due: April 17, 2023, 5 p.m.
- Project Completion Deadline: June 16, 2023
- Final Report and Presentation: June 16, 2023 (date subject to change), 5 p.m.

Neighborhoods are not limited to one project per fiscal year and may submit more than one application annually.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to, and for more information, contact:
Jodi Tas, Government Relations Administrator

City Hall
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

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USA: Arizona: City of Surprise

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