Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program

The Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is intended to give residents an opportunity to have direct input and influence into the improvement of Valparaiso’s neighborhoods. The funds provide for small neighborhood-based projects that offer community-wide benefit. The goal is to bring neighborhoods together and to increase partnerships between neighborhoods and the city through positive improvement projects. The grant funds are provided by the Redevelopment Commission and the program is administered by the Community Engagement Department.  View a photo catalog of all Neighborhood Grant projects that have been completed.

The next application deadline is March 1, 2024.  2024 Application Materials and Resources:

For more information on neighborhood grant opportunities, contact Maggie Clifton, Community Engagement Director at 219-462-1161 or

Program History

Year Grants Awarded Funds Awarded Funding Summary
2018 8 $55,500 2018 Summary
2019 14 $132,570 2019 Summary
2020 16 $132,000 2020 Summary
2021 21 $260,730 2021 Summary
2022 20 $205,000 2022 Summary
2023 20 $216,175 2023 Summary
Jessee-Pifer Park 2020 (2)
Banta Neighbors at Park
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