2024 Neighborhood Beautification Grant Application

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Wayne MetroCity of Detroit
Thank you for your interest in the City of Detroit's 2024 Neighborhood Beautification Grant! 

Directions: Please review the 2024 Neighborhood Beautification Grant Guidelines Before starting this application. You can access the guidelines here:  After reading the guidelines, complete this online application in its entirety. Please submit any questions to NBG@waynemetro.org.

This application will close on February 23, 2024

Section 1: Organization Information










Contact Information









To be eligible for funding the applicant organization MUST be either:
  • A City Registered Block Club or Neighborhood Association incorporated as either an LLC or 501c(3) -OR-
  • A Non-profit Organization or Faith Based organization with a documented partnership with a City Registered Block Club or Neighborhood Association.
If you have any questions about this requirement please click here to visit the Neighborhood  Beautification Program webpage.
To be eligible for funding the applicant organization MUST either be:
  • A City Registered Block Club or Neighborhood Association
  • A Non-profit Organization or Faith Based organization
If you have any questions about this requirement please click here to visit the Neighborhood  Beautification Program webpage.

Partnership Information

A Faith-Based organization or Non-Profit Organization must be working in documented partnership with a Block Club or Neighborhood Association within a 1 mile radius of their address, to be eligible for this grant funding.





Legal Status 




You are not be eligible for funding if you are not legally incorporated as a 501c(3) or LLC. If you have any questions about this requirement please visit here for more information
You are not be eligible for funding if you are not either a 501c(3), LLC or have identified a tax exempt fiscal sponsor.  If you have any questions about this requirement please visit here for more information
Fiduciary Organization Information







Project Type and Site Control

To be eligible for funding, the applicant organization must either own the lots on which the proposed project will take place OR have received notice from the DLBA that the lots intended for clean up are available to be leased.

Projects conducted on lots owned by INDIVIDUALS are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING.







Please be advised that you must have the deed submitted by February 23, 2024 to qualify for funding. 
If you have not applied to buy lots through the Create a Project portal yet, it is unlikely that you will be eligible for funding this round. We encourage you to apply now through Create a Project and return next round for grant funding. Click here for more information.
Before you apply for grant funding, you must check that the lots you intend to clean up are available for leasing from the DLBA . Click here for more information on the Lot Licensing Program.
If your Organization neither owns lots nor has approval from the DLBA to lease lots, your project will not be considered for funding. Click here for more information.
Your Organization must own all of the lots on which the project take place or the project will not be considered for funding.

Where will the project take place?

Input the complete street address for EACH LOT.
Lot 1



Lot 2



Lot 3



Lot 4



Section 2: Required Documentation


Directions:
 Please upload all required attachments. All attachments must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed.
Fiduciary 501c(3) Documentation









Organization's 501c(3) Documentation









Organization's LLC  Documentation




Partnership Agreement Letter

Lot Deeds

Failure to include the deed(s) will result in your organization being declined for funding. 





Lot Photos




Plot Plan

General Liability Insurance


Please note: if you are approved for the grant, your organization will be required to obtain general liability insurance for the duration of the grant period. You may include the price of insurance in your project budget. 
Additional Uploads (if needed)
Please include anything that will help us to better understand your project here. Example uploads: Renderings, diagrams, graphics depicting proposed installations, dimensions of installations, etc. 

Section 3: 2024 Neighborhood Beautification Grant Project Information







List at least three steps you will take to complete the proposed beautification project. If you need additional space, you can upload a document in the additional upload section below.





How many residents of Detroit residents do you estimate will benefit from this project? 

Section 4: Community Engagement and Impact






                                                             Section 5: Outcomes

Directions:  Based on the project area you selected in Section 2, your project description and the mission of the Neighborhood Beautification Grant Program, please choose the project outcomes most applicable to your project.





Section 6: Project Budget


Directions: Please provide a budget for your proposed project. Include the dollar amount and a brief explanation of what you will purchase under "Budget Item Description". You are required to attached quotes or invoices that correlate to the budget line items. You may also attach additional narrative as needed. Allowable and disallowable costs are listed below.
Common Allowable Costs:
  • Project materials and supplies
  • Project Related Administrative Expenses (not to exceed 10% of allocation)
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Equipment rental fees
  • Project related consultant or contractor fees
Disallowable Costs:

Funds CANNOT be used on the following items/costs:
  • Community Programming
  • Construction related activities, including but not limited to: hoop houses, sheds, pavilions
  • and/or house or structure rehabilitation or improvement
  • Street/alley activations
  • Water features or water catchment systems, including rain barrel installation and irrigation
  • systems
  • Any project that required cement slabs to be poured (cement footers for fencing, signposts, or seating area case-by-case basis)
  • Staff payroll, stipends or scholarships
  • Land acquisition or real estate purchases
  • Projects that do not comply with city ordinances
  • Gift cards
  • Reimbursement to cover costs associated with events or activities that have occurred outside of the Grant Term
  • Any costs not directly related to the funds requested in the proposal
Project Budget


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Quotes or Invoices

Please upload quotes or invoices that align with your budget line items. Show us how you came up with the numbers in the budget. Failure to include quotes may effect your eligibility for funding.







Section 7: Certifications and Signature


I also certify that:


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