Neighborhood Vitality & Beautification Grants

Fall 2018 grant deadline is August 1st, by 5pm! Applicants should start planning now. Connect with the Program Administrator now to confirm eligibility of proposed project and neighborhood group.

Program Overview


The City of Plano has developed the Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant Program to support the city’s strategic goal of “vibrant and renewing neighborhoods”. This program provides matching grants to neighborhood groups interested in building strong relationships around a community-driven beautification project. All projects must:

  • support neighborhood goals
  • be highly visible from the public realm
  • have a community benefit
  • enlist community participation
  • result in an enhancement of the neighborhood appearance
  • be within the City of Plano limits

The program is a matching grant that requires a 50% match from the neighborhood. The match requirement can be met with cash, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours. Please review the guidelines for more information.

 

Application and Deadline


The program has two grant cycles, fall and spring, each year. The next application deadline will be on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. NEW online application is available now. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. The Online Application Workshop for the Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant Program has passed. For guidance, please see the How-To Guide for Applicants document under Quick Links. For additional questions, please contact the program administrator, Esmeralda de la Cruz at esmeraldad@plano.gov or 972-208-8150.

Requirement 


Prior to submitting application, groups must contact the Program Administrator by email to Esmeraldad@plano.gov or by calling our offices at 972-208-8150.

Grant Options 


The program offers funding for small and large initiatives. Applicants seeking funding for small initiatives ($500-$2,000) should be able to complete the project within 6 months of approval. Larger initiatives ($2,001-$10,000) should be completed within one year.

Sample of Completed Projects

 

Cambridge Place at Russell Creek HOA- Re-purpose Open Space    

Estates of Forest Creek HOA- Median Improvements

Forest Creek Estates HOA- Park Improvements

Glen Meadows Neighborhood Association- Lighting Improvements

Greens of Gleneagles HOA- Entrance Landscape Improvements

Preston Meadow HOA- Landscape Improvements

Rockcreek Place HOA- Landscape Improvements

Villages of Preston Meadow HOA- Landscape Improvements