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2020-2021 Neighborhood Grants Application

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  2. Neighborhood Grants (up to $5000) are awarded to Civic Organizations and Neighborhood Watches to bring neighbors together for the purposes of providing resources to people to improve their community.

    Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) which consists of representatives from each Ward. Grants will be awarded based on the application presented to the NAB, the points assigned within the proposal and reach within your neighborhood. Use of neighborhood volunteers, collaboration with neighbors and partnerships with other local businesses and organizations are encouraged. Donations/sponsorships are highly encouraged and will be considered favorably by the granting committee

  3. IMPORTANT: Neighborhood Watches must also list the civic organization as a partner to be eligible

  4. Project Information

  5. If your organization is submitting for more than one project, you must submit an application for each project and rank in priority order.

  6. Preference will be given to top priority projects

  7. If your project takes place on City Property, Lansing School District Property or Privately Owned Property you MUST attach written permission or your application will be disqualified.

  8. Estimate the Start and Completion of the project

  9. Project Type *

    (Check One)

  10. If you checked other, please explain

  11. What are you going to do?

  12. Donated goods and resources are encouraged. Are you having an item important to your project donated? Are food items being donated? Is skilled labor being donated?

  13. IMPORTANT: Neighborhood Watches must also list the civic organization as a partner to be eligible.

  14. Project Budget (25 points)

    Please include professional services, supplies/materials, printing/copying, permits, etc.

  15. Donations/sponsorships are highly encouraged and will be considered favorably by the granting committee

  16. All single items at the cost of $250 or more must have 3 estimates. All single items under $250 must have one estimate. Not having the required estimates will disqualify your application.

  17. Please complete the following for any budget items you received an estimate for.

    All single items at the cost of $250 or more must have 3 estimates. All single items under $250 must have one estimate. Not having the required estimates will disqualify your application.

  18. Please insert the name of the item you received an estimate for.

  19. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received an estimate from.

  20. Cost per item that you received an estimate for.

  21. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item.

  22. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received an estimate for.

  23. Cost per item that you received an estimate for.

  24. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item

  25. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received an estimate from.

  26. Cost per item that you received an estimate for.

  27. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item.

  28. Why did your organization choose this vendor? Is it cheaper? Do you have a history with this vendor? Is this a local vendor? Please explain

  29. Please insert the name of the item you received an estimate for.

  30. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received the estimate from.

  31. Cost per item that you received an estimate for

  32. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item

  33. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received the estimate from.

  34. Cost per item that you received an estimate for

  35. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item

  36. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received an estimate from.

  37. Cost per item that you received an estimate for.

  38. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item

  39. Why did your organization choose this vendor? Is it cheaper? Do you have a history with this vendor? Is this a local vendor? Please explain.

  40. Please insert the name of the item that you received an estimate for.

  41. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received an estimate from

  42. Cost per item that you received an estimate for

  43. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item

  44. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received the estimate from.

  45. Cost per item that you received an estimate for

  46. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor for this item

  47. Please insert the name of the vendor that you received an estimate from

  48. Cost per item that you received an estimate for

  49. Preferred Vendor

    Please check this box if this is your preferred vendor

  50. Why did your organization choose this vendor? Is it cheaper? Do you have a history with this vendor? Is this a local vendor? Please explain.

  51. For additional budget line items, please contact the Neighborhood Resource Coordinator- DeLisa Fountain (DeLisa.Fountain@LansingMI.gov)

  52. Funds Disbursement

  53. Civic Organizations

    Check one box

  54. Neighborhood Watches -Receieve funds from the Neighborhood Watch Advisory Board

  55. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your organization is agreeing to act as the fiduciary for this project/ grant. 2) You understand that as the fiduciary you are responsible for the disbursement of funds once the grant is awarded.

  56. Only check the electronic signature box if you ARE the fiduciary. If a different organization is your fiduciary you MUST attach a SIGNED LETTER of agreement from the fiduciary.

  57. *A Fiduciary is a group responsible for the project who will receive the check, cash it and expend the funds*

  58. Reporting Requirements

    All Projects must be completed by Friday September 17, 2021.

  59. Project Report/Receipts/Project Pictures-Due on Friday September 24, 2021

  60. Responsible Party

  61. If awarded the above project I will:*

  62. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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