Planning & Urban Design


 

DNV GRANT TIMELINE

​Grant Opens
​10/1/19
​Info Session
​9/25/19
Info Session​9/28/19
Info Session​10/03/19
Info Session
​10/08/19
​Info Session
​10/19/19
​Info Session
​10/22/19
​Grant Writing
​11/09/19
Sessions by Appt
​11/12/19
​Grant Closes
11/18/19


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2019-20 DNV Grant Open October 1

Registration for the 2019-2020 Dallas Neighborhood Vitality (DNV) Grant Information Sessions is open! The DNV Grant was created to encourage neighborhood organizations and nonprofits to identify and implement projects that address specific neighborhood needs while increasing resident engagement, promoting neighborhood pride, and building stronger organizations. 

The DNV Grant program will offer funding on a reimbursement basis to top-ranked neighborhood enhancement projects through a competitive process. Project proposals must be submitted by neighborhood organizations.  This grant places strong emphasis on projects that engage neighborhood residents and are ready for implementation.  Funding ranging from $1,500 - $10,000 would be considered for neighborhood physical improvements projects and neighborhood engagement enhancements projects.  

Before applying, please note:
  • The 2019 grant application deadline is Monday,  November 18, 2019  at 4:00pm CST. All grant applications must be submitted via email. 
  • At least one group representative must attend an Information Session held between September 23 - November 12, 2019. 
  • For additional details, the grant guidebook and application will be provided online by October 1, 2019.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with appropriate City departments prior to submitting an application.

For questions, contact pud@dallascityhall.com or call 214.671.8900.

Below is a list of the  2018-2019 DVN Grant program recipients! More than $100,000 has gone to support the sixteen projects listed below to improve neighborhoods across Dallas. The City is partnering with neighborhood organizations and nonprofits to implement neighborhood beautification, art installations, park and trail improvements, pedestrian improvements, urban gardens, signage and litter abatements.

The following grant recipient list is in alphabetical order. Click here for a map showing project locations:

ORGANIZATIONPROJECT
TYPE
PROJECT
DESCRIPTION

COUNCIL
DISTRICT

Bertrand Community Group NA SignageDesigning and installing gateway signage & street sign toppers7
Caillet Crime Watch ProgramSignageBranding the neighborhood with sign toppers 13
Cochran Heights NA, Inc.BeautificationTransforming an underutilized utility public easement into a pedestrian friendly living alley14
Five Mile NA SignageBranding the neighborhood with sign toppers 8
Friends of Everglade Park (Buckner Terrace Homeowners Association)Public Park or Trail ImprovementsA trail enhancement with the purchase of park benches and dog waste clean up stations7
Friends of Exall Park (Bryan Place)Public Park or Trail ImprovementsA landscape enhancement project including soil, flowers and shrubs  14
Get Healthy Dallas (Bertrand Community Group NA)Urban GardenTraining residents to become urban farmers 7
Gilbert-Emory NALitter AbatementAddressing illegal dumping by installing a camera surveillance system in collaboration with City Marshal's Office6
Kessler Plaza-Ravinia Heights NAArt Installation

Creating an iconic art mural at key locations to solidify neighborhood identity

1
Regency Park I and 2 HOASignageDesigning and installing neighborhood gateway signage12
Spring Creek Civic Organization

Beautification

Landscape enhancement project will take place at the southwest corner of Arapaho & Spring Creek to improve visibility and safety 11
The Lazarus Community Development Corporation (Queen City NA)

Litter Abatement

Addressing illegal dumping by installing a camera surveillance system in collaboration with City Marshal's Office.7

The Oak Cliff Veggie Project, Inc.

  • Homestead NA
  • Tenth Street Residential Association
  • Singing Hills NA 
Urban GardenEnhancing three exiting community gardens in Southern Dallas3, 4, 6
Twin Oaks NASignageBranding the neighborhood with sign toppers 3
Winnetka Heights NA Pedestrian ImprovementsImproving walkability with new and repaired sidewalks1
Wynnewood North NASignageInstalling sign toppers for branding1

  

The Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Program (DNV Grant) was created to encourage neighborhood organizations to identify and implement projects that address specific neighborhood needs while increasing resident engagement, promoting neighborhood pride, and building neighborhood organization capacity through collaborations and partnerships. Projects must serve a public purpose and provide community benefits by promoting the creation of strong, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods. The Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant is a refresh of the growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant.

 For more information, call 214.671.8900 or email pud@dallascityhall.com.