Neighborhood Support Program

Neighborhood Support Program

The City's Neighborhood Support Program provides funding to community councils for neighborhood projects and activities.

Self-determination and community improvement are the foundations of the program. Through Neighborhood Support Program, the City extends a challenge to its neighborhoods: "What can we do together to improve the quality of life in your community?"

What Can Funds Be Used For?

Community councils have used the funds for:

  • membership drives
  • newsletters
  • beautification and clean-up activities
  • summer employment or cultural activities for neighborhood youth
  • networking and training workshops for community leaders

Who's Eligible?

There are currently 51 neighborhood councils recognized in the City of Cincinnati. The Neighborhood Support Program is an annual process open only to these 51 neighborhood councils.

How Do We Apply?

Councils must submit an annual proposal that has been approved by residents living within that neighborhood.

Program forms are available as downloadable PDFs. Please follow the links in the right column of this page.

Meetings & Deadlines

Note: All reviews will take place at 805 Central Ave. (Centennial II), in the Conference Room on the first floor, at 6:30 p.m.

A Pre-Review with the City coordinator is mandatory for all proposals.

Final Submission Deadline Review Committee Meeting Contract Effective
Nov. 12, 2013 Nov. 21, 2013 Nov. 21, 2013*
Nov. 22, 2013 Dec. 12, 2013 Dec. 12, 2013*
Jan. 10, 2014 Jan. 23, 2014 Jan. 23, 2014*
Jan. 24, 2014 Feb. 6, 2014 Feb. 6, 2014*
Feb. 7, 2014 Feb. 20, 2014 Feb. 20, 2014*
Feb. 21, 2014 March 13, 2014 March 13, 2014*
March 21, 2014 +April 3, 2014 April 3, 2014*
April 18, 2014 ++May 1, 2014 May 1, 2014*

*Assumes that contract proposal is approved at the Review Committee meeting.

+Last time to submit proposal for 2014 NEW Contracts.

++Last time to submit proposal for 2014 Formal Amendments.

If you are interested in Neighborhood Business District Programs, please visit the Neighborhood Business District Support Fund.