Grants Available Through Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program
Sept. 3, 2009
Fairfax County announces a funding opportunity for selected projects through the Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program (NEPP). The program aims to:
- Promote healthier, safer and cleaner neighborhoods.
- Enhance neighborhood appearance.
- Encourage or create a culture of engagement, including facilitating communication and connections in neighborhoods between individuals, youth and families.
- Build and nurture community leadership within a neighborhood.
A total of $100,000 in grant funding is available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. Through a competitive process, awards up to $5,000 will be made on a one-time basis to selected projects. Eligible organizations may submit applications for multiple projects, but can only receive one award. Applicants who previously have been awarded funds through the NEPP also are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to new applicants.
The application is available online. Applications must be submitted by 2 p.m. on Oct. 16.
Pre-application workshops will be held:
- Tuesday, Sept. 22 6 p.m. - Meeting Rooms 1-2, Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke.
- Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. - Training Room 305, Falls Church Human Services Center, 6245 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.
- Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. - Rooms 221 A and B, South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7p.m. - Room 4900, Sully District Governmental Center, Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m. - Southgate
Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest
Applying organizations must be one of the following:
- A nonprofit association.
- A recreational association.
- An organization not controlled in whole or in part by any church or sectarian society.
Applicants also must possess a valid Business Tax ID number; however, a 501(c) 3 certification is not required.
A portion of the award funds will be reserved for emerging community groups. Applicants claiming the emerging status must include a statement of need and/or other applicable evidence that the group was previously non-existent or non-functioning. Groups claiming emerging status may receive a maximum of $2,000.
For questions and more information about the NEPP, contact Rachel Robinson at 703-324-5639, TTY 711.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711