Neighborhood Mini Grants#
We believe that neighbors are among our most valuable resources and it is our goal to promote positive neighboring activities and community improvements by providing financial assistance through mini grants.
PLEASE follow local public health guidelines as you consider a grant project.
Questions about a Special Event?
2021 Mini Grants
Grant awards up to $1000
IDEAS to help you brainstorm projects
Please contact our office if you have any questions. Neighborhood Services can be reached by calling (970) 224-6046, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2020 we began using a new system to receive and review applications. This system sends automatic notifications to keep you updated on an application's status, like: Submitted, Under Review, Approved, Declined.
|Round||Focus||Application deadline||Award notification||Project take place||Receipts due|
|1||Resilience||March 1, 2021||March 11, 2021||Mar. 26-July 31||Sept. 1, 2021|
|2||Sustainability||July 1, 2021||July 14, 2021||Aug. 1-Nov. 30||Dec. 1, 2021|
|Ronda||El Foco||Plazo de Solicitud||
|El Proyecto Ocurre||Los Recibos Vencen|
|1||Resiliencia||1 marzo 2021||11 marzo||26 marzo-31 julio||1 sept.|
|2||Sustentabilidad||1 julio 2021||14 julio||1 agosto-30 nov.||1 dec.|
Mini Grants for Providers of Housing-Related Legal Services#
The City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services in partnership with Social Sustainability is awarding mini grants to legal service providers and nonprofit organizations to provide historically underserved communities in Fort Collins with housing-related legal defense and advice. This funding is from the federal CARES Act to address the impact of COVID-19, so all services provided are required to meet CARES Act funding criteria.
What types of services qualify for this mini-grant?
- Direct representation of defendants in housing-related legal actions, such as eviction
- Providing legal advice for Fort Collins residents on housing-related legal matters
- “Know Your Rights” educational workshops on housing-related topics for residents, property managers, and property owners
- Legal clinic day with short appointments for Fort Collins residents to meet with attorneys or other legal staff on housing-related legal matters
- Bi-lingual staffing for interpretation or translation for housing-related legal information
The City of Fort Collins will conduct outreach about the availability of grant-funded services to historically underserved, low income, and senior citizens. Grant recipients will be responsible for scheduling appointments, conducting client intake, and matching attorneys with clients.
Considerations for project enhancement#
If your project or event is associated with conservation or environmental sustainability efforts, there may be other City programs that could assist with funding or supplies for your neighborhood. We recommend exploring those possibilities and potentially combining resources. Multiple service areas offer incentives, rebates, classes, or supplies for such efforts. The Utilities rebate program as well as the City's Environmental Services department may assist you in beginning your search.