Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP)
The Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) is a grant available to communities registered with the Neighborhood Group Leaders Association (NGLA) that fulfill minimum criteria for participation and attendance. The grant supports large scale community improvements managed by the applying community group. Grant eligibility ranges from $3,000 to $9,000.
NIP 2020 documents for download.
2020 Neighborhood Improvement Program Application Evaluations
The 2020 Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) final applications and community presentations are available below for review and evaluation by NGLA representatives.
Each NGLA registered neighborhood is expected to complete one 2020 NIP evaluation form, but only one evaluation will be accepted per registered neighborhood. At least fifty-percent of registered neighborhoods must submit an evaluation for the grants to move forward.
Please evaluate each project, six total, by scoring the project on five separate criteria explained in the evaluation guide. You will also provide an evaluation of the overall project and have an opportunity to provide supportive feedback to the applicant.
Please submit evaluations to Community and Neighborhood Resources electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or physically at 350 Kimbark St (Community Services window) by February 13. Results will be revealed at the February NGLA meeting.
*Please note that all contact information and supplemental information not necessary for NGLA review, such as required water audits, have been removed from the public applications, which may leave lost references in some narratives.