The City is now accepting applications for the 2016 program year. The deadline to submit an application is September 18, 2015.
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
- New playground equipment and picnic facilities in
- Sidewalk ramps for people with disabilities.
- 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 funds.
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.
Projects are 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.