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Good Neighbor Grant

Grants to Virginia Homeowner Associations and Neighborhood
Groups for Local Neighborhood Beautification Projects

Agency Type:

Local

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James City County Clean County Commission

Deadline Date:

09/15/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of $500 to Virginia homeowner associations and neighborhood groups in eligible regions for environmentally sustainable neighborhood beautification projects. Funding is intended to create a strong sense of community by encouraging community members to take responsibility for communal spaces. Eligible applicants are located in James City County.

As a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, the Clean County Commission has been working with community volunteers to identify new strategies in the areas of sustainable waste management, Placemaking, and beautification of roadsides and common areas. Grant Awardees are required to conduct a litter cleanup in or near their respective neighborhoods during the project timeline to ensure that local neighborhoods are “LitterFree Sites”.

The purpose of the grant is to enhance the sense of community and environmental wellness of local neighborhoods through the accomplishment of sustainable community planning. 

Project Description: Sustainable / Communal Landscaping: Each community has unique individuals and needs. The purpose of this grant is to encourage community members to take pride in and responsibility for their communal space. Projects will focus on the physical aspects of common areas through the installation of native plants, erosion control methods, Placemaking for community members, and other methods to improve environmental quality and minimize negative impacts. Examples: community garden, entryway landscaping, trail improvements, communal compost, playground and pool area landscaping, energy-saving techniques, and litter prevention measures. For more ideas and information about Placemaking see https://www.pps.org/article/what-is-placemaking.

Applications will be evaluated based on the benefit to the community, community involvement, sustainability (supporting healthy habitats, native plants, water conservation), implementation of environmental measures, and those minimizing water runoff. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176620

Number of Grants:

10

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Neighborhood groups and homeowner associations may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted prior to 5:00 PM on September 15, 2021.

Upon request, a neighborhood representative can receive a preliminary review of their application prior to the submittal date by contacting the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator.

The neighborhood association or committee must match dollar for dollar the grant amount.

Grants will be given on a reimbursable basis (50% upfront and 50% upon project completion).

Clean County Commissioners will review applications and winners will be announced in September.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to: sustainabilitycoordinator@jamescitycountyva.gov

Contact the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at 757-259-5375.

Or submit to:
James City County Clean County Commission
ATTN: Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
107 Tewning Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188

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USA: Virginia: James City County

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