The City of Mountain View is accepting mid-year applications for neighborhood grants. Neighborhood groups/associations which did not receive funding in June 2017 are eligible to apply for a mid-year grant. Please review the Neighborhood Grant Guidelines for a full description of acceptable uses. The CNC will award the mid-year Neighborhood Grants at its Thursday, November 9, 2017 meeting, which will start at 5:00 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room, Second Floor, City Hall, 500 Castro Street. The deadline to submit mid-year grant applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017. Completed applications should be sent or delivered to Yesenia Jimenez, Associate Planner, City of Mountain View, Community Development Department, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, California, 94039-7540. Applications may also be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Neighborhoods and Housing Division at 650-903-6379.
Neighborhood Grants are awarded by the Council Neighborhoods Committee (CNC) each year in June and new applications are available on the website in May. The Neighborhood Grant Program was established to maintain and improve neighborhoods by supporting activities that bring neighbors together and encourage participation. The grants provide financial support to groups trying to form new neighborhood associations. For existing associations, the grants provide a stable source of funding for ongoing neighborhood events that promote a sense of community and opportunities to know your neighbors.
The maximum grant award is $6.00 per household within the neighborhood, up to a maximum of $1,700 per neighborhood, with a $100 bonus available for first-time neighborhood grant applicants. Grant funds are paid as reimbursements for eligible grant activities when receipts are submitted to the City. The Neighborhood Grant Guidelines contains samples of eligible grant activities.