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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Valpo Offers Neighborhood Grants for 2024

Neighborhood Improvement 2023

The City of Valparaiso is inviting neighborhoods to submit applications for the annual Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, announced Maggie Clifton, Valparaiso’s Community Engagement Director. Applications for the upcoming grant cycle will be due on March 1, 2024, with grant recipients announced by March 15, 2024. 


“The Neighborhood Improvement Grant program has succeeded in funding 98 projects since we introduced the program in 2018,” said Clifton. “The City is delighted to lead this program which unites neighborhoods and inspires positive projects. With matching funds, these grants have resulted in more than $1.3 million in neighborhood improvements over the past six years,” she said. 


Neighborhood Improvement Grants help neighbors come together for common goals. Previous projects awarded Neighborhood Improvement Grants have included:

  • Community spaces, like bus stop benches and pavilions for gathering
  • Neighborhood signage/branding that instills unity and a sense of pride
  • Public art displays that add unique character by representing the neighborhood
  • Physical improvements, like planting trees or enhancing park equipment 


Neighborhoods may submit applications for up to $15,000 in qualified funding through the Neighborhood Improvement Grant.  The program is funded by the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission and administered by the Community Engagement Department. A grant review committee assists in the selection process. 


2024 Applications are due March 1, 2024

An information session will be held at Valparaiso City Hall on Sept. 6 at 5:30 pm where neighborhood representatives can drop in and ask questions related to the program.  Guidelines and application materials are available on the Community Engagement page at, accessed at questions or guidance, Clifton is available at or at City Hall, (219) 462-1161.


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Recently the Banta neighborhood organized a tree planting with support from a Neighborhood Improvement Grant through the City of Valparaiso. The City will be accepting applications for 2024 Neighborhood Improvement Grants through March 1, 2024.  The City has presented 98 Neighborhood Improvement Grants since 2018, helping neighbors come together for common goals, such as signage, playground equipment and play spaces, bus stop benches, Little Libraries, and more. To learn more, including how to apply, visit the Community Engagement page at



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