The City is now accepting applications for the 2017
program year. The deadline to submit an application is September 23, 2016. See
for more information.
The City of Lakewood offers grants
of up to $60,000 to qualifying Lakewood neighborhoods through its
Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP). Neighborhood organizations are
encouraged to apply for funds to build projects they believe would make a
difference in improving their neighborhood. Projects costing less than
$35,000 are encouraged. Examples of projects built through the Neighborhood
Participation Program include:
- Sidewalk and bike path
- New playground equipment and picnic facilities in
- Sidewalk ramps for people with
- Public art
Each year, new and exciting
ideas are generated by neighborhoods that submit funding requests. To be
eligible, projects must have a general benefit to the neighborhood, must be
located on public property, and requests must come from groups representing
the neighborhood. You can form your own neighborhood group specifically to
request a project. The application must include demonstrated support for
the project through letters, petitions or other means, and signatures of
property owners adjacent to the project. If you are considering a project
on public school property, please contact the City before applying for
NPP funds will not be used to fund projects covered
under other City programs. These projects include sidewalk repair, traffic
signals, street lights, street paving or speed humps.
evaluated based on the proposal's benefit to the neighborhood, health and
safety, compliance with the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan and Community
Resources Master Plan, neighborhood support and maintenance requirements.
City Council makes the final selection of projects to be funded. After
projects are selected, City staff works closely with the neighborhood to
ensure the project meets the neighborhood's request.