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Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program


The objective of the Neighborhood Improvement Grant is to encourage neighborhood growth and development by providing a financial investment in the form of a grant to neighborhood associations and organizations.

Grant Opportunity

The City of Jackson will offer a grant to qualified registered neighborhood associations to aid in a neighborhood-wide project. The grant program is designed to provide assistance to specific neighborhood projects that provide a public benefit for that neighborhood, thereby promoting a stronger, safer and healthier community.

NIP Grant Opportunity Qualifying Criteria

Any neighborhood applying for the NSD Neighborhood Improvement Grant must meet the following criteria:

  • Has registered with the City of Jackson as a Neighborhood Association or Organization at h
  • Participates in at least three (3) Monthly Community Coalition Meetings each year.
  • Holds at least four general membership meetings per year.
  • Holds at least two additional board meetings per year.
  • Enrolls in and completes Government 101 mandatory courses: Zoning and Land Use and Code Services 101. Must have at least two executive member enrollees and two general member enrollees.
  • Organizes a neighborhood cleanup project with Keep Jackson Beautiful.
  • Actively participates in the City’s designated National Night Out event by registering at and hosting a National Night Out activity within the boundaries of the neighborhood.
  • Attends the Annual Planning Expo Event to be held at the Jackson Convention Complex with at least two attendees. Date to be announced.

Board and Neighborhood Approval

Each neighborhood association must have its voting members vote on and approve the grant application and neighborhood match contribution before submission.

Meeting minutes must be taken that include a general membership motion and a vote that includes:

  • The Name of the Grant Project
  • A motion, a second, and a vote of approval to submit the grant application and neighborhood match contribution to the City (minutes must include the names of those making the motion)
  • If constructing a neighborhood identification sign(s), the neighborhood organization must vote and approve the proposed design and locations(s) and submit supporting documentation to NSD.

Grant Match

Matching funds from neighborhood groups may be in the form of cash, in-kind services such as donated supplies, equipment or professional services, with a required percentage of the match in the form of volunteer hours.

Eligible Project Activities. (not an exhaustive list)

Traffic calming
Speed Bumps
Walking Trails
Tree Planting Down the Main Street
Pocket Parks
Entrance Branding
Community Garden
Park Cleanup and Beautification
Unifying Holiday Street Decorations
Front Porch Paint Project
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