New Orleans is celebrating 300 years of history, growth and triumphs. It is also beautiful collection of 73 distinct neighborhoods with their own history and traditions. This grant is an opportunity to celebrate the Tricentennial or honor it in a manner unique to your neighborhood with an event or project.
The awarded grant is to be used for one or more of the following:
- A neighborhood celebration of the Tricentennial
- A collaborative neighborhood beautification or quality of life project commemorating the Tricentennial
- A capacity building project for youth (17 years of age and under)
- A Tricentennial outreach project for the organization
The project or celebration must take place within Orleans Parish.
Applicant must meet each of the following criteria:
- Be a member of any formal or informal neighborhood/community association
- Resident of Orleans Parish
- 18 years of age or older
- 501(c)3 designation (for formal associations) or Federal tax ID number (for informal association)
- Announcement date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at the Neighborhood Summit
- Application period: Monday, December 4th – Friday, January 19th (7 weeks)
- Application deadline: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by 5pm
- Project period: Monday, January 29th – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
- Grant Announcements: Wednesday, February 28th
Successful grant applications
In order to be considered for the grant, proposed projects should be feasible, inclusive and open to every resident of the neighborhood. Applications should include the following elements:
- Realistic project goals and budget (What will you do and how much will it cost?)
- A plan for obtaining supplies (How will you get what you need?)
- A plan for requesting additional assistance from the other residents of the neighborhood (How will you ask for help and whom will you ask?)
- An outreach and communication plan (How will you get the word out?)
The tapestry of our city is made up of so many people, so many cultures, so much food, sets and subsets of art, talents and traditions. We are also made up of 73 neighborhoods. Your application must designate your neighborhood. Those neighborhoods are listed below.
Bayou St. John
Lake Terrace & Oaks
Lower Garden District
Lower Ninth Ward
New Aurora/English Turn
Read Boulevard East
Read Boulevard West
U.S. Naval Base
Village De L’Est
West Lake Forest
If you are in doubt in which neighborhood you reside, please visit whereyat.nola.gov.
Look under "My Neighborhood" Neighborhood Statistical Area.