Would you like to beautify your subdivision? Or how about create a website so you can inform and communicate with your neighbors?
Neighborhood associations can now apply for Hillsborough County mini-grants up to $2,500 for fiscal year 2013 to fund projects to improve their communities and increase civic involvement.
Hillsborough County’s Office of Neighborhood Relations is accepting applications through Friday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. Applications for the mini-grants are available on the county’s website.
These mini-grants support community projects in neighborhoods located in unincorporated areas of the county and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace.
Previous grant-funded projects include shrub and flower planting, subdivision entrance signs, playground equipment, neighborhood festivals, crime watch programs, websites, newsletters and education activities.
Applications will be reviewed by the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Evaluation Committee and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Only one grant will be awarded per neighborhood association. Recipients will be notified by Nov. 30.
Completed applications may be dropped off or mailed to Office of Neighborhood Relations, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 1st Floor,Tampa, FL 33602, or faxed to 813-276-2621.
The Mini-Grant Program was established in 1988 by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to improve and revitalize communities, and strengthen neighborhood associations.
For more information, call ONR at 813-272-5860.