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?

In FY 2016, each eligible community council can receive up to $6,800.

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 Avenue, II Centennial Plaza on the seventh floor (7th) in the Griesel Conference Room at 6:30pm.

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

Final Submission Deadline Review Committee Meeting Contract Effective
Sep 18, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2015*
Oct 2, 2015 Oct 21, 2015 Oct 21, 2015*
Oct 30, 2015 Nov 18, 2015 Nov 18, 2015*
Dec 18, 2015 Jan 13, 2016 Jan 13, 2016*
Jan 22, 2016 + Feb 10, 2016 Feb 10, 2016*
Feb 19, 2016 ++ Mar 9, 2016 Mar 9, 2016*

*Assumes that contract proposal is approved and signed by Community Council President at the Review Committee meeting.

+Last time to submit proposal for 2016 NEW Contracts.

++Last time to submit proposal for 2016 Formal Amendments.

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