What is the growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant?
The growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant was created to promote neighborhood pride, resident engagement and neighborhood improvements. The grant offers financial assistance for neighborhood groups to improve physical features and develop service-based projects. Projects must serve a public purpose that promotes strong, safe and vibrant communities. The City will award up to $10,000 in grant funds to community groups with top-ranked, service-based or construction projects. In collaboration with the Planning and Urban Design Department, the Mayor's Office seeks to ignite neighborhood creativity and resident empowerment throughout the City of Dallas.
2017-18 Grant Cycle
The City of Dallas is currently kicking off the 2017-18 grant cycle. Prior to the application deadline, there will be a Project Development Workshop to clarify application requirements and to orient neighborhood organizations on putting together a good grant application. Attendance by at least one member of the applicant organization is required for grant submission.
growSouth Grant Development Workshop
The growSouth Grant Development workshops were held on November 9, 2017and November 13, 2017 The workshop was a mandatory step for organizations applying for the growSouth Grant. For documents for 2017-18 grant cycle, visit one of the following links.
- growSouth Grant Guidelines HERE
- growSouth Grant Application HERE
- growSouth Grant Neighborhood Participation Form HERE
- growSouth Grant Development Workshop Presentation HERE
- Example of the Fiscal Agent Letter HERE
2016-17 growSouth grant awardees
|ORGANIZATION||PROJECT NAME||PROJECT DESCRIPTION|
|Behind Every Door||Village Oaks Community Garden||Behind Every Door transformed the Village Oaks community garden by modifying raised beds and creating an outdoor classroom for residents of all ages|
|Bertrand Neighborhood Association||Bertrand Market||Bertrand Neighborhood Association and Frazier Revitalization created the "grow your own" marketing campaign to support the Bertrand market.|
|Brettonwoods Neighborhood Association||Brettonwoods Branding Project||Enhanced their neighborhood identity by designing and installing sign toppers. |
|Buckner Terrace Homeowner Association||Neighborhood Sign Toppers||More than 170 sign toppers were installed by the Buckner Terrace Homeowner Association to catapult neighborhood branding and resident pride building|
|Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI)||Walking Trail Enhancement at the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute||The Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center was the beneficiary of ADA accessible benches, picnic tables and mile markers as part of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute's goal to increase recreational activity in a community plagued by health inequalities.|
|Elderoaks Civic Association||Neighborhood Branding and Beautification||Installed sign toppers and partnered with the Mayor's growSouth VISTA team to paint an art mural at the intersection of Hampton and Camp Wisdom Roads. |
|Elderwood Neighborhood Association||Elderwood Entrance Beautification||Improved their subdivision sign by power washing the pre-existing retainment wall and adding new letter markers|
|Friends of Oak Cliff Parks||Kiest Park Conservation Area Phase 2||A series of volunteer clean up events resulted in the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks installing park benches and expanding walking trail accessibility. |
|Hidden Valley HOA/ Runyon Springs HOA/CW||Community Sign Toppers||Organized a beautification project which included planting trees and installing sign toppers.|
|Kiest Park Community Group Neighborhood Association||Kiest Park Memorial Tree Groves Preservation||Installation of an entryway sign at the Kiest Park Memorial Tree Grove and preserved historic bronze plaques|
|Parkdale/ Lawnview Association of Neighbors (PLAN)||Parkdale Neighborhood Beautification Project||Enhanced their neighborhood by: planting foliage and native plants in six traffic islands, creating a school vegetable garden and beautifying the Bisbee Park entrance.|
|Pemberton/ Trinity Forest Neighborhood Association||Pemberton/ Trinity Forest Sign Topper||Increased neighborhood visibility and promoted neighborhood pride by installing 73 sign toppers within their community.|
|Urbandale Neighbors||Urbandale Sign Toppers||Engaged residents in the creation of sign toppers to create neighborhood pride.|
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