Brooklyn Center Seeks Creative Ideas in Exchange for Neighborhood Grants
Got a creative idea to solve a problem or bring beauty to a city? Brooklyn Center wants to hear from you.
Staff members from Brooklyn Center wanted to figure out a way to help the community deal with COVID and the effects of COVID. What they came up with was a new grant called the Neighborhood Innovation Grant.
“It would be good for folks to apply for any idea that they have, maybe things that the city hasn’t done, or [has] done but didn’t do well,” said Xiong Thao, Brooklyn Center’s housing and community standards supervisor. “And so we just encourage any application, any ideas to be submitted to the city.”
Brooklyn Center sets aside $20,000 to fund creative projects for neighborhood improvement and beyond.
A committee will award grants of up to $750 to Brooklyn Center residents, community organizations or business owners. Eligible activities include projects dealing with emotional health and well-being, community education, beautification, crime prevention and cleanup, election information/voter registration and communication.
“It’s very exciting,” Thao said. “There’s a lot of ideas that the city hasn’t thought of that people are putting, submitting applications for, so just reading through the applications, it’s really exciting to see.”
The deadline for this first round of funding is Jan. 30, but the city will have three more rounds of funding available later this year. If you don’t get your application in for this round, be on the lookout for other opportunities in the near future.