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Neighborhood Grants

From building strong neighborhood connections to tackling neighborhood issues, the city of Aurora believes in the power of close-knit communities. This is why the city offers funding opportunities to residents and neighborhood groups.

Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program

Each mini-grant supports neighborhood activities and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents can apply to more than one grant and are encouraged to apply at least two weeks before their event. The grants do not fund religious, political or personal/private parties. Application for these grants are open until funding is depleted. 

Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program

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The Neighborhood Improvement Grant is designed to improve the appearance of Aurora neighborhoods while strengthening the social fabric and organizational networks of the community. 

The city allocated $60,000 for grants for 2023, with a maximum of $5,000 per awarded project. The competitive grants promote projects that improve a neighborhood’s physical condition, enhance pride and identity, increase neighborhood communication, and bring new assets to the neighborhood that foster gathering and positive experiences. Examples of projects include clean-up events, community message boards, community benches, and little free libraries. Please note that little free libraries are not affiliated with any Aurora Public Library programs. 

Neighborhood organizations and residents (where a neighborhood organization may not exist) are encouraged to apply.

This grant can be used in conjunction with any of the mini-grants listed above.

The 2023 application is now closed. The 2024 application is expected to be released in January. 

Check out this Aurora TV story on one of the 2023 grantees:

Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program Grantees: 

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