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Grants offered to strengthen Tampa Bay communities
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Grants offered to strengthen Tampa Bay communities

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations is now accepting applications for its 2014 Neighborhood Mini- Grant Program to strengthen the Tampa Bay communities.

Up to $2,500 Mini-grant awards will be available to assist and lend a helping hand in improving any Hillsborough County neighborhood or civic association, homeowner association (HOA) or neighborhood watch group recognized by a local law enforcement agency.  For-profit entities, non- neighborhood groups, and HOA’s controlled by developers are not eligible to apply.

Funding for food or drink is excluded by the Hillsborough County’s Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program but may be used in the following communities:

  • Signage and neighborhood identity development
  • Events, workshops and festivals
  • Crime Watch
  • Communication efforts, such as websites and newsletters
  • Beautification (planting, clean-up) for neighborhoods located within city boundaries
  • Educational efforts, including disaster preparedness, at the neighborhood level
  • Playground equipment, park benches, trash receptacles

For assistance, the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations has prepared a training video about the mini-grant process and criteria. Visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/2014minigrant.

Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to: Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 21st Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. Applications may also be faxed to: 813-272-7078. A maximum of one grant may be awarded per qualified neighborhood association or group.

Deadline: applications must be postmarked by Friday, August 30. Award recipients will be notified by November 30.

For more information on Hillsborough County’s 2014 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ONR or call 813-272-5860.

Written by 10 News intern Stefante Randall

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