2022 Community Impact Grants!

Every year, the City of Atlanta partners with its Neighborhood Planning Units to send out Community Impact Grants (CIGs). These small-dollar grants fund programs to improve the community in four areas:

  • Neighborhood Enhancement projects to enhance the appearance, safety, and livability of the neighborhood’s public spaces - streetscapes, gateways, neighborhood business areas, activation of unused public spaces and so forth.
  • Leadership and Capacity Building projects to improve the organizational capacity of local organizations that serve the public in addressing issues, improving conditions, and enhancing the quality of life within the neighborhood.
  • Community Engagement and Awareness projects to promote a sense of community, raise awareness of the NPU System, increase participation in the civic process, and so forth.
  • Development Assistance projects to encourage productive communication among residents, developers, and other stakeholders during the development review process, including financial assistance for impact studies and third-party consultants

This year NPU-S is working to get the maximum $6,500 in CIG monies to distribute to organizations in the NPU.  If your neighborhood organization or civic group has a project that could use a little seed money, why not put in an application? We strive to make it as easy as possible.  

Restrictions and Deadlines

NPU-S must have its grant applications approved by vote and submitted to the City by March 4. Since the last NPU meeting before March 4 is our February 17 meeting, grant applications must be submitted by February 13 for review by the Executive Committee.

This City will not award grants to or for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowment funds for for-profit entities
  • Fundraising events
  • Government agencies or departments
  • Lobbying efforts
  • Political contributions
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Single business donation(s)
  • Food (can be incorporated at an approved event)
  • Legal services
  • Electronics (i.e. iPads, cameras, computers, televisions, etc.)
  • Equipment (i.e. lawn mower, tools, etc.)

How to Apply

Apply online at https://airtable.com/shrc5kJEnh5RjXTRD or email Nick Hess at chair@npu-s.org.

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