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Apply for neighborhood grant

Would your neighborhood benefit from having a new playground in the neighborhood park? Would building a missing link of sidewalk in your neighborhood really help? If so, apply for Lakewood’s Neighborhood Participation Program.

The program offers grants for projects that organized neighborhood groups believe would improve their neighborhoods. During the 20 years of the program, the grants have funded items such as sidewalk and bicycle path connections, picnic facilities and playgrounds at neighborhood parks, community gardens and more. The grants offer an outstanding opportunity for neighborhood organizations to come together to make a difference in their neighborhoods.

A total of $160,000 is available for grants to neighborhoods in 2015. To be eligible, projects must provide a general benefit to the neighborhood and must be located on public property. An organized group representing the neighborhood also must submit an application to the program.

Applications and additional information are available at The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Project proposals compete directly with other applications and are evaluated based on criteria including the benefit to the neighborhood, health and safety, compliance with the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan and the Community Resources Department’s Comprehensive Master Plan as well as neighborhood support and maintenance requirements. Lakewood City Council makes the final selection of the projects to receive grants.

For more information, contact Holly Boehm at 303-987-7507 or

Posted on: Wednesday, June 11, 2014