Neighborhood Pride Grant Program
Block-by-Block Neighborhood Pride Grant Program
The City of Norfolk’s Block-by-Block Neighborhood Pride Grant Program offers civic leagues and neighborhood associations financial assistance to improve their neighborhoods one block at a time!
The program is a resource that provides opportunities for residents to:
- engage with their neighbors to design, develop and implement their own neighborhood improvement ideas and projects
- develop and enhance relationships with the City
- build mutually productive collaborations with local public and private businesses
- acquire and utilize new and sustainable skills
The city offers two categories for Block-by-Block: matching grants and mini grants,
Through the provision of matching grants, civic leagues/neighborhood organizations can receive up to $2500 to undertake a neighborhood improvement project. Applicants must match funding to at least 50% of the amount granted by the city. Eligible matches may be cash, quantifiable in-kind contributions, and volunteer time.
Have a smaller project that just needs a little help? The city offers a mini Block-by-Block Grant. This grant provides up to $500 to a civic league or organization to fund a project or event that meets the program guidelines and requirements.
Below is a link to the Block By Block grant packet. The packet contains the Program Description and Guidelines; Frequently Asked Questions; a Matching Grant Application; and a Mini-Grant Application. After reviewing the material, your group can decide whether to apply for the Matching Grant or the Mini-Grant and submit the appropriate application back to us. For more information, call 757-664-6770 or email Neighborhood Engage
- Full Block By Block Grant Application Packet (PDF)
- Mini Grant Fillable form only (PDF)
- Matching Grant Fillable form only (PDF)
- A W-9 form must also be completed online and submitted with the completed application.
- All grant applications must be submitted at least four months prior to the date of the event.
- State entity certificate must also be provided.
Any Norfolk civic league or neighborhood association that is a legal entity with non-profit status is eligible to apply. Proposed projects must be implemented in the neighborhood of residency. A group qualifying as a civic league must have:
- Open memberships to all residents of the neighborhood
- Officers (president, secretary, treasurer)
- Bylaws (must provide a copy)
- Regular meetings and meeting minutes
- Legal entity - the organization must be a legal entity, non-stock corporation in Virginia. It does not have to be a federally designated 501(c) organization. [For more information on becoming a non-for-profit legal entity with non-profit status in the state of Virginia, visit the State Corporation Commission website]
Retain Your Rain Grants
Is your organization interested in creating a rain garden, planting trees, installing rain barrels, or capturing the rain on your land in another way? Twice a year the City of Norfolk awards up to $2500 to neighborhood organizations or other non-profits to support Retain Your Rain Projects. Visit the Retain Your Rain page to find out more.