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Grants to Montana Residents for Projects to Benefit Local Neighborhoods

Improvement Grant Program - Neighborhood Energizer Grant


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Funding Source
Missoula City Council - Neighborhood Project Funds (NPF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Montana: Missoula

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/22/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $6,000 to Montana residents for projects to benefit local neighborhoods in eligible locations. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for initiatives to enhance the quality of life for residents and address community improvement needs. Eligible projects are located within the city limits of Missoula and provide lasting benefits for city residents.

Neighborhood Energizer Grants support resident-initiated projects that improve local neighborhoods and the city as a whole. These projects will facilitate civic cooperation, neighbor engagement, and community building; create real physical improvements to benefit Missoulians; and engage in community planning or visioning, all at the neighborhood scale.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Neighborhood Improvement Grants support resident-initiated projects.

Ineligible Project Types & Fund Use:
- Direct social services
- Ongoing general organizational support or overhead
- Direct grants, scholarships, or loans for the benefit of a specific individual
- Maintenance
- Loans or debt
- Annual appeals or fundraisers
- Emergency funding
- Event insurance or alcohol permits
- Business promotion

Pre-Application Information
- Tuesday, October 17th, 6pm: Grant Application Workshop
- Monday, November 13th, 5pm: Deadline for pre-application discussion.
- Wednesday, November 22, 5pm: Submit the application, budget and schedule

Applicants are required to contact Missoula Neighborhoods for a project pre-application discussion. Applicants are encouraged to contact Missoula Neighborhoods as early as possible.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact Missoula Neighborhoods with questions as staff are available to provide guidance and support as is reasonable throughout the application development.

Coordinate & Consult with Identified Agencies & Land Managers: To ensure the grant proposal is practical and feasible, applicants are required to coordinate and consult with the identified agencies and land managers to work together on the project moving forward.

Organize Neighborhood Support: All grant applications must show the neighborhood support for the project through letters of support from partners, residents and/or sponsors, Neighborhood Leadership Team or General Meeting minutes and/or votes, and/or any completed surveys that demonstrate need and support for the project.

These grants are reimbursement grants.

View the recording of the Grant Application Workshop:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grant recipients are awarded up to $6,000 each.

Term of Contract
Projects must be completed within 1-2 years.

Contact Information
If submitting a printed application, please mail your applications to:
Missoula Neighborhoods
435 Ryman St.
Missoula, MT 59802

Kalina Pritchard (she/her)
Neighborhoods Specialist
(406) 552-6081

Melissa Glueckert (she/her)
Neighborhoods Specialist
(406) 552-6084

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