Last year the city awarded $5,250 in grants to six applicants who had a vision of how to make their neighborhoods a better place from providing free wifi and planting community gardens, to revitalizing the John Michael Delehanty Skate Park at Hadley Field, placing trash and recycling bins at Gage Field, planting flowers and placing flags to promote civic pride and creating the Celebration of Diversity Festival.
Those groups were able to use the grants to leverage an additional $11,000 in funding.
Want to know how you can get some cash for your project?
A information session regarding the Neighborhood Innovation Grant Program will be held in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall on Tuesday September 25 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Grants of up to $2,000 are available.
Past award recipients will be on hand to discuss how they jump-started their projects, as well as potential partners for the up-coming grant cycle.
The meeting will be filmed by LTC, so those unable to attend will have a chance to watch it at their convenience.
For more information, contact Neighborhood Planner Allegra Williams at 978-674-1473.