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Corridors Neighborhood Enhancement Match Grant Program

Grants to Lexington, Kentucky Nonprofits and Groups
for Neighborhood Improvements and Beautification

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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) - Corridors Commission

Deadline Date:

03/30/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Lexington, Kentucky nonprofit organizations and neighborhood and homeowner associations for neighborhood improvement, clean-up, or beautification. Funding is intended for activities and improvements that will enhance corridors leading into and out of Lexington, and enable the Corridors Commission to advance its mission and purpose in a more timely and productive manner. For a list of eligible corridors, see Additional Eligibility below.

Eligible projects include:

I. Physical improvements for public or community property
a. Planting of street trees or landscaping (not in private yards)
b. Sidewalk or bike lane repair
c. Repair or installation of fencing
d. Street furniture such as benches
e. Educational or way-finding signage/banners
f. Other improvement projects

II. Activities necessary to plan, promote, or finance voluntary general clean-up and neighborhood improvement efforts.
a. Street or alley cleanup programs
b. Removal of abandoned vehicles
c. Demolition of abandoned buildings

III. Activities to enhance the beauty of corridors by the removal of dead or diseased trees.

Applications and the activities proposed will be evaluated and grant awards will be made on the basis of consideration of the following outlined factors:

I. Neighborhood/Organizational Factors
a. Location relative to the corridor
b. Applicant’s record of effectively managing activities of a similar, or near similar, nature and/or level of complexity.
c. Evidence of applicant’s financial accountability. Please indicate the date(s) and amount(s) of prior receipt of Corridor Neighborhood Enhancement Match Grant Program funds.

II. Activity Factors
a. Extent to which the activity aligns with stated purpose of the Corridors Neighborhood Enhancement Match Grant program and Corridors Commission objectives.
b. Extent to which match sources, especially any funding match sources, have been realistically identified and committed.
c. Extent to which the activity provides long-term benefit(s).
d. Quality of the management plan and budget.
e. Feasibility of the activity proposed, given the nature of the problem addressed by the activity and the resources available.

III. Ability of applicant to maintain the project after the first year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179692

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Term of Contract:

Participants will have one fiscal year to complete the projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Neighborhood and other community-based groups may apply. These may in include:
- 501c3 nonprofit organizations
- Homeowners Associations
- Neighborhood Associations

Eligible Corridors
I. Alumni Drive (Nicholasville Road to Man O War BLVD)
II. Athens Boonesboro Road (Man O War BLVD to I-75)
III. Broadway
IV. Citation BLVD (Leestown to Newtown Pike)
V. Clays Mill Road
VI. Georgetown Road (New Circle to Iron Works)
VII. Georgetown Street
VIII. Harrodsburg Road
IX. High Street
X. Iron Works Pike
XI. Leestown Road
XII. Liberty Road
XIII. Limestone
XIV. Main Street
XV. Man O War BLVD
XVI. Manchester Street (Jefferson Street to Forbes)
XVII. Maxwell Street
XVIII. Midland Avenue
XIX. New Circle Road
XX. Newtown Pike (South Broadway to Iron Works Pike)
XXI. Nicholasville Road
XXII. Old Frankfort Pike
XXIII. Paris Pike (New Circle Road Iron Works Pike)
XXIV. Richmond Road (Hanover to I-75)
XXV. Russell Cave Road (North Broadway to Iron Works Pike)
XXVI. Tates Creek Road (Sunset to Ashgrove Pk)
XXVII. Todds Road (Man O War BLVD to Polo Club BLVD)
XXVIII. Upper Street (Main Street to South Limestone)
XXIX. Versailles Road (Angliana to Man O War BLVD)
XXX. Vine Street
XXXI. Winchester Road (Third Street to Man O War BLVD)

Ineligible Activities:

I. Program operational activities.
a. Daycare
b. Employment services
c. Recreation programs
d. Other such programs

II. Routine maintenance activities.
a. Annual pruning of street trees
b. Mulching of landscaping (Mulch is allowed if part of new planting)
c. Other such activities

III. Activities proposing the use of labor and/or materials provided by employees of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, other than support normally and routinely provided to residents of Fayette County.

IV. Construction financing, capital financing, or operational financing of businesses along the corridor or of businesses wishing to become established along the corridor.

V. Activities involving compensation to residents of the neighborhood or to individuals doing business in the neighborhood for any work associated with this program or with other neighborhood development activities, unless such work is secured through a competitive bidding process.

VI. Acquisition of small portable or moveable equipment/appliances as opposed to permanent fixtures on community or public property.

VII. Operational expenses of the neighborhood association not directly and exclusively related to the implementation of activities approved in a grant award under this program, except for a one-time grant, not to exceed $1,000, for initial operating expenses of newly formed neighborhood associations.

VIII. Plans/studies/feasibility reports.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants will be awarded twice each fiscal year
a. The first grant period will open August 1st and close September 29th. Grant recipients will be notified by November 1st.
b. The second grant period will open February 1st and close April 1st. Grant recipients will be notified by May 1st.

All applicants must submit a completed application by 4:00 PM.

The Corridors Neighborhood Enhancement Match Grant Program is a 2:1 matching grant. For every $1 of the Corridors Neighborhood Enhancement Match Grant requested, the applicant must provide an additional $0.50 match.

Organizations receiving grants shall submit an invoice to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Office of the CAO, upon completion of the project for reimbursement. No funds will be awarded prior to the completion of a project.

Contact Information:

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

Applications may be submitted to or via mail to:

The Office of the Chief Administrator
200 East Main Street 1st Floor
Lexington, KY 40507

For questions, please contact Jenifer Wuorenmaa at 859-258-3115 or email the address above.

If your proposed project is on public lands, you must contact John Saylor in the LFUCG Division of Environmental Services (859-983-7349) for project approval and submit that approval with your application.

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