Neighborhood enhancement grant process reopens

The application timeline for Liberty’s Preservation and Development Commission's 2019 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program reopened. Projects must be something that benefits the entire neighborhood and must be located in the city’s right of way. Examples of eligible projects include landscaping, neighborhood park improvements and installing signage for a subdivision.

LIBERTY — The city of Liberty’s Preservation and Development Commission reopened the 2019 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program for additional applications. This matching program allows residents to identify priorities for their neighborhood and to help undertake the enhancement project. There is approximately $5,000 available for additional grants, according to a city press release.

Two grants have been awarded so far this year. The Jewell Neighborhood Group received $2,972 for a rain garden at Lightburne and Franklin streets. The Clay Ridge Homeowners Association received $2,566 for landscaping enhancements and monument signs.

Grant applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis through Sept. 3. All projects must be completed in 2019. To be eligible for a grant, the neighborhood must be organized as a neighborhood or homeowners’ association and be registered with the city. The association is not required to be incorporated or have tax-exempt status, but must have an elected board and adopted bylaws.

The project must be something that benefits the entire neighborhood and must be located in the city’s right of way. Examples of eligible projects include landscaping, neighborhood park improvements and installing signage for a subdivision.

Applications are available online at www.libertymissouri.gov/Neighborhoods.

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