The Neighborhood Improvement Funding Program supports a park, street, block, neighborhood, or community project facilitated by a group of Windsor neighbors. The purpose of this reimbursement program is to jump start an idea, to strengthen a neighborhood, or engage a group of neighbors through the coordination of an improvement project. A project may be reimbursed up to $1000 for eligible expenses for projects that increase communication among neighbors, improve the physical condition of a neighborhood, park, community, enhance neighborhood pride and identity, or helps build bridges between cultural groups.
Eligibility requirements include the following (please view the application for full listing):
- Provide an identifiable benefit or positive impact to a park, street, block, neighborhood, or community at large. It can be either a physical project, event, or community service
- The activity must encourage community engagement or bring neighbors together to plan an improvement project
- Have a specific timeline, clearly defined steps and outcomes, and a breakdown of the anticipated costs
- Must include the active involvement of at least three Windsor neighbors or residents
Applications are offered and accepted once a year and must be submitted and approved prior to starting a project or event. Sample projects: volunteer projects, neighborhood cleanups and beautification activities; organizing events that encourage neighbors to get to know each other; emergency preparedness and walking or group exercise activities.
Full details and applications are available on the Town’s website http://townofwindsor.com/934/Neighborhood-Improvement-Funding-Program and at the Parks and Recreation Department. The application deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call (707) 838-5382 or email Stephanie Lukens of the Parks and Recreation Department at email@example.com.