Neighborhood Grants

 

Neighborhood Grants are awarded for small-scale, community-initiated park improvement projects. Grants from $500 to $5,000 are awarded regularly throughout the year, on a rolling basis, with a grant period of six months. These awards are meant to enable Adopt-A-Park groups to make small but significant improvements to their parks throughout the year. Check out our Community and Impact Grants for larger projects.

Potential applicants should attend a grants info session before applying. When you are ready to apply, please click the button below to access the application.

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FAQs

Q: What types of projects are funded?
A: Neighborhood Grants are available to fund projects on land owned and managed by the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department, and support small-scale physical improvements such as planting trees, and repairing trails or conducting habitat restoration, installing bike racks, pet waste stations, trash cans and signage.
Q: What types of projects are preferable?

A: Preference will be given to projects that:

  • encourage community participation at the park
  • give the community a sense of ownership of & commitment to the park
  • fill a need not otherwise being met in the neighborhood
  • reach a diverse user group and encourage positive use of the park
  • have broad community support
  • help improve parks that haven't recently received funding from APF, especially in historically underserved areas of town
  • include a strong community matching component, including volunteer labor
Q: Who should apply?

A: All groups who have adopted their park through the Adopt-A-Park program are welcome to apply.

Q: When should we apply?
A: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed once a month. All grant applicants are encouraged to attend a Grant Info session before applying, so please check our calendar page for upcoming dates.

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