Neighborhood Pride Grant

*Neighborhood Pride grant is not yet in effect. Legislation will be presented to City Council in May 2021*

What is the Neighborhood Pride Grant?

The Neighborhood Pride Grant is a neighborhood revitalization program that focuses on encouraging groups of neighbors to collaborate on exterior improvements to their properties and build confidence in their neighborhood.

Benefits of Participation:
Neighbors who apply and are awarded the grant will have access to resources that will accelerate their home improvement projects and their neighborhoods revitalization, Including:
  • Matching funds for exterior improvements that can be seen from the right-of-way (dollar-for-dollar match, up to $1,000)

This grant is a competitive 1:1 matching grant for exterior improvements that are visible from the street, up to a maximum of $1,000 per household within the cluster. One of the major requirements of this grant is the proximity of houses. Applicants should be clusters of 3-5 houses that are adjacent or within very close proximity to each other. 

NPG Target Areas

17 Target Areas have been identified in Sidney that demonstrate a strong potential for revitalization. Clusters located within a target zone will net additional points in the evaluation of final applications.

Target Area

Examples of Neighborhood Pride grants:

Paint

Mailboxes

Picket Fences (Fencing requires a permit)

Curb Gardens (plantings between sidewalk and street)

Pavers or Bricks to Line Sidewalks, Paths or Gardens

Bricks to edge gardens and greenspace

Landscape Lighting

Lamp Posts

New House Numbers

Flags

Flower boxes

Planter Boxes





Hanging Planters

Landscaping

Intersection Beautification (flowers or shrubs in corner spaces)

Side Walk Repair

Tree Plantings

Flowers and Plants

Hedge and Shrub Planting

Porch Projects 

Painting Supplies for Neighborhood-Wide Exterior Summer Painting Projects

Dumpster Rental for Neighborhood and Yard Clean Ups




How do I apply?

  • Applicants will need to talk to neighbors and organize a cluster of 3-5 properties to participate. All properties must be located within the same ward.
  • Cluster will then need to complete and submit the pre-application below.
  • Once submitted the spokesperson for the cluster will be contacted by City Staff for the next steps.

Questions?  Contact Kyle Havenar, khavenar@sidneyoh.com or 937-498-8101.

Pre-applications are being accepted *date to be announced *

Pre-application

Final applications will be due *date to come*

Tips for a competitive application