Neighborhood Services Grants

Small Business Grant Program

In response to the economic hardships experienced by small businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Plano has established a Small Business Grant Program to provide relief to small businesses with 15 employees or fewer affected by the COVID-19 economic impact. Funds are provided as a grant with the maximum request of $10,000. Applications will be accepted online from May 28, 2020 at 8 AM through June 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM via the City’s ZoomGrants. Applications will be selected by a lottery system.

Program information and application can be found at the Small Business Grant Program webpage

Collin County Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Program

Collin Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Program

Collin County received CARES Act funding to assist Collin County residents with housing and living needs. The cities of Allen, Frisco, and Plano are overseeing the newly created Emergency Housing and Living Assistance Program. Organizations interested in administering these funds on the cities behalf should submit the attached RFQ by Friday, May 22, 2020. A pre-proposal conference will be held on May 20, 2020. 

Consolidated Grant Process

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The City of Plano makes funds available for nonprofit organizations that benefit Plano residents through an annual Consolidated Grant process for funding of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Robert W. Buffington Community Service Grant (BCSG).

Application:  Application acceptance period begins at the beginning of January and ends on February 28th each year.

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Neighborhood Beautification Grants

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The City of Plano has developed the Neighborhood Vitality & Beautification Grant Program to support the city’s strategic goal of “vibrant and renewing neighborhoods”. This program provides matching reimbursement grants to neighborhood groups (including mandatory and voluntary homeowners associations and Neighborhood Associations that are registered with the city) interested in building strong relationships around a community-driven beautification project.

The Fall 2020 Neighborhood Beautification Grant pre-application deadline is July, 1st 2020 at 5 p.m. Applicants should start planning now. Connect with the Program Administrator to confirm eligibility of proposed project and neighborhood group, as well as for more information on the application process.

After pre-application approval by the Program Administrator, your group will be given access to the full online application. The full application must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 by 5 p.m. through ZoomGrants.

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Neighborhood Engagement Mini-Grants

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The Neighborhood Engagement Mini-Grant Program offers funding for initiatives that promote, build or strengthen neighborhood involvement for voluntary organizations. To be eligible for the program, neighborhood groups must be a Crime Watch Group, Neighborhood Association or Voluntary Homeowners Association. Grants are awarded up to $500.

Email the program administrator or call 972-208-8150 if you have any questions.

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