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The 2023 Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program

Program Announcement

The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division continues with another year of significant neighborhood investment with the successful Neighborhood Improvement Grant program. The program is designed to support neighborhood projects by beautifying public spaces and strengthening community identity. The program requires neighborhood leadership to engage their neighbors in discovering what the neighborhood would like to see improved. Each year, the funded projects work to enhance the aesthetics and increase civic pride in neighborhoods throughout the community.

Any Fort Wayne neighborhood association registered with the City can apply for the Neighborhood Improvement Grant with a maximum grant amount of $5,000. Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) community gardens, improvements to community spaces, benches, public art, park improvements, and signage. Expenses such as routine maintenance, social events, or operating expenses are not eligible.

Grant proposals will be evaluated and scored based on grant criteria and available funding. For additional information, see the Grant FAQ below. 


Grant Application

Grant applications for the 2023 calendar year are now closed. Please check back for future opportunities.


Important Review Files



Grant Manager Contact

Bernadette Fellows, Neighborhood Grant Manager/Community Engagement Planner
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