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Neighborhood Partnership Program

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Neighborhood Partnership Program

2018 Rolling Application

Do you have an idea for improving your neighborhood?

Does your neighborhood organization have plans for community improvements but no funding to activate them?

Do you want to strengthen connections across your community and increase the involvement in neighborhood efforts by residents of all ages and backgrounds?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Neighborhood Partnership Program might be right for you!

What is the Neighborhood Partnership Program?

The Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) provides a portal for community groups and neighborhood organizations to improve their neighborhoods by supporting creative ideas and addressing community-based priorities. The program is unique because it puts resources into the hands of small and grassroots groups to activate ideas that benefit the health, safety and well-being of the community. Applying groups will share in the cost of the project with Eagle County Government. Cost-share can be achieved through financial contribution, in-kind contributions and/or donated labor and volunteer hours (sweat equity).  Match by sweat equity is highly encouraged and demonstrates community member and partner support for the project.

Applications will be accepted and projects will be awarded on a rolling basis. Project awards are typically $1,000 to $8,000, though projects outside of that range may be considered.

Learn about past projects funded by the Neighborhood Partnership Program.

What Types of Projects Will be Considered?

The intended use of NPP funds are to support community groups and neighborhood organizations with projects that will enhance neighborhood livability and encourage a strong sense of community. Projects must align with at least one of the below focus areas:  

Focus AreaProject Examples
SafetyCrosswalks signage, recreation paths, ADA access, Safe Routes to Schools, transit access, neighborhood safety plan equipment, etc.
Physical Activity and/or Healthy EatingPlayground amenity improvements, recreation paths, community gardens, picnic tables, shade structures, communal area improvements, etc
Environmental StewardshipStormwater management, erosion control, water quality protection, encouraging recycling through signage, etc.
Neighborhood BeautificationLandscape demonstration projects, park benches, clean up day events (e.g. cost of trash disposal and recycling), etc.
Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Homeowners and Neighborhood Associations

  • Volunteer-based non-profits

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Grassroots community-based organizations

  • Organizations with a D.B.A. status and a bank account 

Note: If you and/or your neighborhood group does not have affiliation with an organization to support this application, please contact the Neighborhood Partnership Program team so we can connect you with one that might consider supporting your application.

NPP funds are eligible for any neighborhood, subdivision, common area or publicly accessed property in Eagle County.

NPP funds are not intended to be leveraged for grant match funding other than for sweat equity and volunteer labor.  Organizations that have existing revenue generation streams for capital improvements will be given lower priority.

How Will Projects be Assessed?

Applications are accepted anytime, on a rolling basis. Applications will typically be reviewed by the Review Committee within two weeks of submittal and scored based on the below criteria. Applicants can expect to hear back about the status of their application within one month of submission. Once projects are complete, recipients will be asked to provide a brief follow-up report along with photos, and may be asked to participate in a brief interview to showcase their project.


CriteriaDefinitionPoints
NeedDemonstration of how the NPP funds are needed to achieve this project’s goals. For example, it may not be feasible to achieve this project without NPP funds, either because of lack of funding or lack of capacity to apply for more complex funding applications.15
AlignmentDemonstration of alignment with NPP project focus areas as described above.10
VisibilityProject is located on public land or accessible to general public. Has visibility, accessibility and value to the broader neighborhood/community.15
Community Member/Partner SupportApplication clearly demonstrates that the project is meeting a need or desire of the community. How the community was engaged and/or involved with the project development is described, including individual residents and community organization involvement if relevant.20
Cost ShareAbility of the applying entity to share the total cost of the project. A cost share of approximately 50% is expected, though the share can be financial or via sweat equity/volunteer hours (sweat equity is encouraged).  10
MaintenanceApplying entity must clearly explain a maintenance and management plan for the project - Eagle County will not be responsible for any maintenance.10
Income QualifiedProjects which service households earning 80% Annual Median Income or lower will be given priority.20

Total Possible Points100

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted any time, on a rolling basis until all available funds are allocated.

All application information and materials are available in Spanish, here is the link to the webpage translated into Spanish:  Ver la página en Español

It is encouraged to contact Eagle County staff to discuss project ideas before applying. During this call, you can discuss alignment with the program’s funding priorities, request amounts, and any other questions you may have.

Applications can be submitted via the online form, or hard copies can be submitted by mail to: Eagle County Planning Department, ATTN: Adam Palmer PO Box 850 Eagle CO 81631.  Printed copies of the application can also be picked up from and submitted to any Eagle County Government office location: 

  • 500 Broadway, Eagle

  • 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd #107, Avon

  • 0020 Eagle County Drive,  El Jebel

For additional questions or information, contact:

Adam Palmer at adam.palmer@eaglecounty.us or 970-328-8734

Faviola Alderete at faviola.alderete@eaglecounty.us or 970-328-1121 (se habla español)


More Information and Application Support

Here are some additional application instructions and Frequently Asked Questions for submitting project ideas.  

Budget worksheet - Budgets can be submitted in any format. This worksheet can be used as a template or guide.

Project planning worksheet - This is not a required document for the application, but rather can be used as a tool to create a clear action plan to accomplish your project. If it is completed, please do feel welcome to submit it with your application.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the program or application process - we are happy to help! We can direct you to a staff member knowledgeable about the topic area of your project and who can provide guidance in developing your application.