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Neighborhood Initiative Grant workshops coming in May and June

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​SARASOTA COUNTY - Take the opportunity to learn about Sarasota County's Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program and how to improve your community during free workshops offered May 31 through June 19.

Twice each year, area neighborhoods may submit proposals to Sarasota County to fund the changes they wish to see in their community through the Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program, a competitive program that has provided matching funds, currently up to $10,000 per neighborhood, since 2002.
 
The program requires neighborhoods to contribute at least 50 percent of project expenses. While some neighborhoods match funds through cash and donations, others opt for garnering credit of $15 per hour through volunteer labor.
 
Projects can be proposed within one of five themes:
  • Character: the creation or enhancement of assets that are a source of pride and neighborhood identity.
  • Leadership: training neighborhood leaders or teams, and developing skills, for neighborhood governance or action.
  • Safety: equipping the neighborhood with knowledge or tools to prevent, prepare for, confront or respond to incidences of crime, danger or disaster.
  • Environment: protecting water, energy resources and native habitats.
  • Health: increasing access to nutritious diets and physical or mental fitness.

The next round of Neighborhood Initiative Grant workshops will be offered May 31 through June 19, with applications anticipated for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners in November. Registration for workshops is required.
 
Workshop dates and registration, along with additional information, are available by calling the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

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5/31/2017

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