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County awards first round of Neighborhood Partnership Program grants


Adam Palmer, Environmental Policy Planner, 970-328-8734 or  

Katie Haas, Healthy Communities Supervisor, 970-328-8855 or  

June 23, 2017 – The Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) announced a total of $24,729 in grant awards to five local organizations during the Board of County Commissioners work session on Monday. The largest grant award was $12,000 to the Sopris Meadows HOA for their Willits Playground project.

The NPP program provides assistance in developing small- to medium-sized projects on public property and/or neighborhood common areas.  The pilot was launched in March, with the intention of inspiring neighborhood development projects that address local issues and needs through offering cost-share funding from Eagle County Government.

Other grant-funded projects announced on Monday include a drain stenciling education project from the Eagle River Watershed Council; improvements for the Aspens Mobile Home Park playground, community garden, and pet stations; playground improvements for the Eagle River Village Mobile Home Park; and community garden projects for Lake Creek Village and Riverview Apartments.

The funding recommendations came from an internal review committee, which evaluated grant requests based on the need for the project, demonstrated community support, county strategic plan alignment, and other criteria. 

The committee intends to evaluate the pilot year program through feedback from applicants on the process, with the potential for additional awards after the summer.
For more information, contact Adam Palmer at 970-328-8734 or  or visit