The Neighborhood Partnership Grant program is an inclusive community program where groups of residents can apply to receive funding for projects that will address specific area needs and create more sustainable neighborhoods. Projects can range from public art to neighborhood gatherings to community planning. All an applicant really needs to apply is a great idea and the support of the neighborhood in which the project is taking place.
The City of Boulder is now accepting Neighborhood Enhancement Grant and Neighborhood Spark Grant applications. Applicants may be asked to attend a short information session with the grant committee for the purpose of sharing project details and answering questions. Process questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-564-2111.
It's an easy five-step process — apply today!
Want to see how others in the community have used the neighborhood grants? View past Neighborhood Partnership Grant recipients.
Types of Neighborhood Grants
|Neighborhood Spark Grant||Neighborhood Enhancement Grant|
|Up to $1,000||Up to $20,000|
|Year-round (until funding expended)||
First review: April 5
Contact with City
|Within one month of notice||Within one month of notice|
|Neighborhood Partnership Grant program details||Neighborhood Partnership Grant program details|
|How to apply||How to apply|
|View requirements||View requirements|
Neighborhood Spark Grant
Spark Grants are about creating a partnership between the neighborhood and the City of Boulder, therefore they do require some form of contribution other than the funds provided through the grant, but this could be a cash contribution or it can be an in-kind donation of materials, entertainment, supplies, etc. Canopies, chairs, utensils or prizes for participants in events will meet this requirement.
Neighborhood Enhancement Grant
For Enhancement Grants, each partnership requires that the applicant(s), neighborhood or community group donate a 25 percent match of the city's contribution through volunteer labor, donated materials or services, and/or cash. The time spent developing the application for a project can go toward this match. Volunteer labor is valued at $20 per hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the program is intended to enhance the quality of life for the neighborhood not a single neighbor. Gathering support of community groups, neighbors, HOA’s is very important to be competitive in this process.
Yes, in some instances. The Boulder Municipal Code chapter 8-5 outlines the requirements for right of way permits. All physical improvements need a permit; general weeding or landscaping and community cleanup efforts need waivers but not a permit.
Projects need to have public benefit. In some circumstances this can be achieved through a project on private property.