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Neighborhood Mini-Grants 


Dayton’s neighborhood leaders demonstrate creativity, collaboration and hard work in their efforts to improve livability, add amenities and promote awareness. The City of Dayton’s Neighborhood Mini-Grant program provides a boost to revitalization and community-building across the city. In 2013, the following projects were approved for mini-grants:      

  • Belmont Business Association – Business District Improvements & Promotion -- $4,425
  • DeWeese Ridgecrest Civic Association in Partnership with K-12 Gallery – $5,000
  • Downtown Priority Board – Activated Spaces – $5,000
  • Gander Road Homeowners Association – Park/Playground Beautification/Equipment – $5,000
  • Grafton Hill Association – Grow Green Community Garden – $3,987
  • Riverdale Neighborhood Association – Canoe Club Area Improvements – $1,907
  • Salem Avenue Peace Corridor – Retail Feasibility Study –  $5,000
  • St. Anne’s Hill Historic Society – Fifth & Terry Street Park Improvements – $5,000
  • Twin Towers Neighborhood Association – Park Improvements & Capacity Building – $5,000
  • Ujima Neighborhood Network – Annual Arts Day – $3,850
  • University Row Neighborhood Association – Gateway Sign Improvement – $1,600
  • Wright-Dunbar Village Neighborhood Association – West Fourth Street/Edwin C. Moses Boulevard Entrance Improvements – $1,810

Since 2008, the City of Dayton has awarded nearly $175,000 to neighborhood groups and business associations through the Neighborhood Mini-Grants program. Recipients are awarded a maximum of $5,000 for physical improvements, marketing materials, community events, and other initiatives benefiting the community or increasing organizational capacity. Recipients are encouraged to use grant funds to leverage other funding sources and contributions. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee and ranked on standard criteria and special criteria. For more information, contact Connie Nisonger at 333-7380.