NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR
WHAT IS NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR?
The BUILDING NEIGHBORHOODS - NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR Funding Program is intended to provide monetary resources for projects which enrich neighborhoods/communities through collaborative efforts. It is a component of the assets BLOCK BY BLOCK Funding Program, a partnership of the Regional Youth/Adult Substance Abuse Project (RYASAP) and the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC).
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FUNDING?
Community and neighborhood groups are eligible to apply for a $1,500 grant that demonstrates the following:
- Collaboration between four (4) neighborhood or community groups;
- How the project will have a positive impact on the neighborhood;
- How neighborhood residents will be encouraged to use their skills and talents and develop new skills;
- How young people are involved in both the planning and implementation of the project;
- How the project will enhance neighborhood efforts of expanding existing projects and reinforcing a value of collaboration; and
- How information will be monitored, evaluated and reported back to the RYASAP/BCAC assets Partnership.
To qualify, each project must demonstrate a collaboration between a minimum of four (4) neighborhood or community organizations. The completed application, along with a detailed budget, must be submitted on or before the deadline. Funding will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- A clear description of the project and its implementation.
- A clear description of the projectís goals and objectives.
- A clear description of each partnerís role in implementing the project.
- A clear explanation of how the project will benefit and have a positive impact on the neighborhood.
- A clear explanation of how the collaboration will monitor, evaluate and report the projectís accomplishments.
- The Lead Agency/Organization will be responsible for dispersing the funds between the partners, monitoring, evaluating and reporting back to the RYASAP/BCAC assets partnership the accomplishments.
- Capital equipment purchases, staff salaries and stipends are considered low priorities.
For more information, contact Cassandra Edmonds at (203) 333-3333.
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