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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.

The 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 2018 grant application deadline is December 6, 2018 at 4:00pm CST. All grant applications must be submitted via email. 
  • At least one group representative must attend an Information Session held between October 23 - November 5, 2018. 
  • For additional details, download the Grant Guidebook
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with appropriate City departments prior to submitting an application.

For questions, contact or call 214.671.8900.