2016 Omaha Neighborhood Grant Recipients Announced!

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Congratulations to the following neighborhood associations and community groups for receiving funds from Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2016 Neighborhood Grants Program:

Benson Neighborhood Association
$2,000 – Picnic area for Benson Lyons Park

Binney, Wirt, Spencer, Lothrop Association
$430 – Neighborhood cleanup & block party

Brown Park Neighborhood Service
$462 – Citizen Patrol supplies

Central Park Neighborhood Association
$1,350 – 19th annual block party

Cherry Hills Homeowners Association
$2,280 – Equipment and supplies, NW Tri-C Citizen Patrol

Clairmont Heights Neighborhood Association
$3,800 – Little Library for children, trees, garden plants, flag

Concord Square Homeowners Association
$5,000 – Improvements in common area island and roundabout

Deer Park Neighborhood Association
$1,600 – Cleanup and improvements in Deer Hollow Park

Deer Ridge Park Association and Neighborhood Watch Recyclers
$3,400 – Picnic table and tree replacement at Deer Ridge Pool

Elk Creek Crossing Homeowners Association
$1,430 – Citizen Patrol equipment for Elk Creek Crossing and Walnut Ridge patrols

Escalante Hills II Homeowners Association
$1,000 – Community garden and trees

Ford Birthsite Neighborhood Association
$2,000 – Park Avenue bus benches

Gifford Park Neighborhood Association
$1,204 – Equipment for youth soccer program

Glenbrook Homeowners Association
$4,556 – Trail landscaping and retaining wall, dog waste bins

Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association
$2,050 – Connect Project

Highland South-Indian Hill Neighborhood Association     
$1,007 – National Night Out activities

Joslyn Castle Neighborhood Association
$1,625 – Clarkson Pocket Park Stage Productions

Leavenworth Neighborhood Association
$4,994 – Hands to Harvest Garden, expand First Baptist Church Garden

Metcalfe-Harrison Neighborhood Association
$5,000 – Metcalfe Park picnic equipment

Morton Meadows Neighborhood Association
$2,250 – Remove and replace bench, install dog waste stations

No More Empty Pots
$4,700 – In support of its mission to provide fresh, organic produce and help people become self-sufficient food producers

North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
$745 – Door-to-door canvassing and block party

OIC Neighborhood Association
$3,243 – Youth Economic Summit

Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols
$522 – Training manuals for OCCP volunteers

Pacific Meadows II and III Homeowners Association
$640 – Trees for Linear Trail Park

Peony Park Neighborhood Association
$1,450 – “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25” signs, neighborhood communications

Pepperwood Homeowners Association
$2,240 – Fitness and Friendship project, including purchase and installation of outdoor fitness equipment

Skylark-Cryer Neighborhood Association
$1,005 – Pool and park landscaping, 4th of July parade

Spring Lake Park Team
$5,000 – 13th & Missouri Avenue intersection improvements, including landscaping and art

Spring Lake Neighborhood Association
$813 – Citizen patrol equipment

Sunny Slope-Sunny View Neighborhood Association
$5,000 – Buy and install basketball hoop, benches for basketball and tennis courts

Westgate Area Neighborhood Association
$610 – Yard signs, including “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25” signs

Westwood Heights Neighborhood Association
$504 – Citizen Patrol supplies

Willow Wood Neighborhood Association
$1,025 – Mulch and plants for parks and neighborhood entrances

To be eligible, a neighborhood association must be registered and listed in the City of Omaha Neighborhood Association Directory. This year, 55 groups applied, and 34 will receive grants totaling $75,000.

In addition to the neighborhood grants, Mayor Stothert has set aside $5,000 to help pay expenses for neighborhood leaders attending the Neighborhoods USA conference  later this month.

If you didn’t get a grant this year, it’s not too early to start thinking about 2017. For those groups that did get a grant, send us pictures of your progress we can post!

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