The City of Dayton recognizes the value of community festivals and their role in bringing residents together and building community. Consequently, the City has established the Festival Grants Program, whereby neighborhood organizations can seek funding to support the coordination of festival activities in Dayton. Neighborhood associations, block clubs and business associations located within the city of Dayton are eligible to apply. No more than two applications will be accepted per organization, with the maximum grant award not to exceed $500 annually.
Applications for 2016 (PDF) grants are available beginning April 1. Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis through October 31. The application for an event must be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development 30 days prior to the scheduled event. All approved funds will be issued to applying organizations 10 days prior to the scheduled event. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to:
City of Dayton
Department of Planning and Community Development
Attn: Ken Marcellus
101 W 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402
For more information, please contact Ken Marcellus at 937-333-7381 or email.