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Yes, contacting the program administrator will provide guidance on project and applicant eligibility for the BEST Neighborhoods, as well as answer any questions the group may have about the process.
No, the BEST Neighborhoods program is for registered Crime Watch groups, Neighborhood Associations and Homeowners’ Associations, whether voluntary or mandatory.
To check if your neighborhood group is registered with the City, please visit our Neighborhood Resource Map and search for your group’s name.
If you need to register your neighborhood group or update the contact information with the City, please submit a new registration form.
The time frame to complete the work for BEST Neighborhoods is six (6) months for small scale projects and within one (1) year for large scale projects.
Small scale projects for BEST Neighborhoods have a matching grant of $500-$2,000.
Large scale projects for BEST Neighborhoods have a matching grant of $2,000-$10,000.
No, the BEST Neighborhoods program is designed as a reimbursement.
When the BEST Neighborhoods project is completed, the neighborhood group will receive the grant money. A final reimbursement form and paid invoices are required in order to process a reimbursement check. The check will be made payable to the neighborhood group.
If your neighborhood group does not have a surplus of funds for BEST Neighborhoods, volunteer value is acceptable toward the grant match. For more information, please contact the program administrator.