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Neighborhood Grants

Grants to Montana Nonprofits, Neighborhood Organizations,
and Individuals to Enhance the Quality of Life in Missoula

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Missoula City Council

Conf. Date:

09/17/18

Deadline Date:

12/10/18 5:00 PM - For Large Grants; Small Grant application deadline is the last Thursday of each month.

Description:

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Grants of up to $500 and grants of up to $3,000 to Montana organizations, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, and individuals for projects that will benefit local residents in Missoula. All projects must take place in and benefit the city of Missoula. Funding is intended for individual projects or to be combined with other matching funds/grants.

Two types of grants are available, Small Grants (up to $500) and Large Grants (up to $3,000).

Projects must fall under one of the three focus areas:
a. Neighborhood Planning (seeks to guide the future direction of a neighborhood)
b. Neighborhood Improvement (seeks to improve the physical dynamics of a neighborhood)
c. Neighborhood Outreach (strengthens neighborhood participation and builds opportunities for neighborhood communication, interaction, and problem-solving)

Projects must meet all of the following requirements:
a. Project takes place in the city limits and has lasting benefits for city residents.
b. Documentation shows that residents who surround the project area support the project.
c. Project is sponsored by a Neighborhood Council Leadership Team or the Community Forum Leadership Team and is documented in detail in the minutes of the meeting.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181219

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Approximately $18,000 is targeted for large grants, and $2,000 is allocated for small grants.

Small Grants: Requests for grants are not to exceed $500

Large Grants: Not to exceed $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For Small Projects:
- Organizations may apply. Your organization does not need to be a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization to receive funds.
- Project must be located within city limits and have lasting benefit for city residents.
- Project must be sponsored by a Neighborhood Council Leadership Team or the Community Forum Leadership Team and documented in detail in the minutes of the meeting.

For Large Projects:
- Neighborhood organizations, neighborhood councils, nonprofit groups, and other individuals may apply.
- Project must be located within city limits and have lasting benefit for city residents.

Funds may not be used for:

- Direct social services
- Ongoing general organizational support or overhead
- Direct grants, scholarships or honorariums for the benefit of a specific individual
- Loans or debt
- Annual appeals or fundraisers
- Emergency funding
- Event insurance or alcohol permits
- Business promotion

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application workshop will be held September 17, 2018, 6:00 pm at:

Hal Fraser Conference Room
140 W. Pine St.
Missoula, MT 59802

Applicants are strongly advised to attend as the grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

Pre-Application Information:

For Large Grants, the application will be due by October 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

For Small Grants, the deadline is the last Thursday of the month in order to be considered the following month.

Contact Information:

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

Large Grant applications must be sent to:

Office of Neighborhoods
435 Ryman St.
Missoula, MT 59802

Jane Kelly, Neighborhood Coordinator
Phone: 406-552-6081
Fax: 406-327-2187
Email: jkelly@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana: Missoula