Neighborhood Grants

2019-2020 Neighborhood Grant Applications
Available October 19, 2019!!


Any registered civic organization or active neighborhood watch can apply for a neighborhood grant. If your civic organization is not registered, you can do so at here. Neighborhood organizations, associations and watches are the preferred grant recipients. All projects must impact a neighborhood in the City of Lansing. 

  • Projects of all sizes up to $5,000 will be considered to receive funding. 
  • Organizations may apply for more than one project. 
  • Applicants should complete separate applications for each project.
  • Applicants must indicate which project is their top priority on their application.
Application Opens: October 19, 2019
2020 Program Launch: October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Litton Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St Lansing, MI 48933
Register HERE for the launch!


  • Funds cannot be spent on commercial, private, or rental properties; gift cards; political, religious, or satanic items; alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, marijuana, illegal substances, or firearms. 
  • Funds should not be spent on labor. Labor consists of, but is not limited to, wages for labor, entertainment fees, honorarium, or travel. Neighborhood volunteer and in-kind contributions should be sought for projects. Some exceptions for technical work will be considered. Projects that require special equipment (i.e. licensed operation services) will be considered.
  • All activities must take place inside the City of Lansing.


Direct all questions to:

Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement
200 N Foster Ave Room 205 Lansing, MI 48912

Forms​ & Resources

2018-2019 Grant Guidelines

Read the Grant Guidelines to learn more about the grant application process and the limitations for using grant funding.

Grant Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

If you weren't able to attend the Grant Kick-Off event, you can access the slides from that event here.

2018-2019 Grant Final Report

A Final Report showing all expenditures is due by Friday, September 27, 2019, or at the end of the extension date which should include all original receipts showing expenses. 

2020 Neighborhood Program Launch event photo