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Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)

Grants to Boise, Idaho Neighborhood Associations
for Community Events and Construction Projects

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City of Boise

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01/31/19 Midnight


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Grants to Boise, Idaho neighborhood associations for neighborhood events and capital projects that promote a strong feeling of community and enhance the quality of life of local residents. Interested applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support projects in public areas, including right-of-way spaces, city parks, and school district properties.

The Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) is a partnership between the City of Boise and City registered neighborhood associations. The Neighborhood Investment Program is part of the City’s Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative. The program funds comprehensive neighborhood plans and capital construction projects to help enrich the lives of community residents, enhance the identity and quality of life in local neighborhoods and encourage a strong sense of community. Funded projects will provide a public benefit to all members of the community.

The program is comprised of two distinct types of funds: MiniGrants and Capital Grants. Neighborhood associations are eligible to apply for a Mini-Grant each year to support engagement, events, and communication expenses incurred by the association. Capital funding supports projects that contribute to strong and healthy neighborhoods through citizen involvement and engagement in the identification, planning, and implementation processes.

Neighborhood input is a valued aspect of the program. Active neighborhood associations are invited to generate ideas for Neighborhood Investment projects. Preference will be given to projects that align well with other City priorities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176150

Estimated Size of Grant:

Associations may request Mini-Grants of up to $2,000.

Term of Contract:

FY20 Project implementation begins: October 2019

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

City Registered Neighborhood Associations are eligible to apply for project funding. Individuals, community groups, and HOAs must work with their neighborhood association to apply. (For a list of Registered Neighborhood Associations, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants planning to submit a project application will be required to attend a Neighborhood Investment Program workshop.

Upcoming Neighborhood Investment Program Workshops:

- November 6, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Library! at Hillcrest, Lemhi Room
- November 13, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Main Library, Marion Bingham Room

Pre-Application Information:

Applications, along with the necessary supporting documentation, must be submitted via ZoomGrants no later than midnight on January 31, 2019.

All groups and associations planning to submit a project application will be required to attend a Neighborhood Investment Program workshop in the Fall of 2018 (see Pre-Proposal Conference above).

All groups must receive Project Manager approval prior to application submission.

Important Dates:

Applications accepted for FY20 projects until: January 31, 2019
FY20 Project funding announcement: July 2019
FY20 Project implementation begins: October 2019

In-kind match, including cash and volunteer hours is encouraged and will strengthen your application.

Call Melinda McGoldrick, Energize Our Neighborhoods Program Manager, for questions or for help with a proposal.

Contact Information:

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

For the online Zoomgrants Application portal:

Melinda McGoldrick, Energize Our Neighborhoods Program Manager
(208) 570-6834


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho: Boise