Neighborhood and Community Development Seed Grant

2018 grant program is closed. Applications will be accepted in early 2019.

Program Provides Assistance with Neighborhood and Community Initiatives

The City of Worthington Community Relations Commission invites residents and groups to apply for a Neighborhood and Community Development Seed Grant. The purpose of this grant program is to encourage strong neighborhoods, and to encourage community activities that align with the mission of the CRC – to promote tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness in Worthington. Each year, the CRC also picks an additional priority to encourage positive community engagement and change on a specific topic. In 2018, this topic was Building a Welcoming Neighborhood.

The 2018 application period has ended.
The Community Relations Commission awards grants in three categories:
  1.   Neighborhood Association Infrastructure Grant: up to $500 each
  2.   Diversity Awareness Grant: up to $500 each
  3.   Building Welcoming Neighborhoods Grant: up to $500 each  
  • Applicants must be representatives of an existing (or forming) neighborhood association, community organization, individuals or groups who are building programs to benefit the Worthington community or individual neighborhoods. Informal citizen groups may also be eligible if their grant proposal falls within any of the purposes above. Informal groups should provide information on how they are organized and plans for sustainability of the project (when appropriate).
  • Projects should focus on Worthington. That focus may be either people based (serving the citizens of Worthington) or place based (improving the Worthington community)
  • Grant applicants must be residents of the City of Worthington. In addition, the organization or association should be Worthington based with a primary goal of servicing the citizens of the City of Worthington.
  For questions, or more information, email or call Lori Trego at (614) 854-7171.