The City of Peoria’s Neighborhood Grants Program is designed to assist HOAs with projects that engage, revitalize and/or provide safety to the community. The neighborhood-based projects should bring residents together, build community and establish a positive identity. Those who are active partners in their community, and interested in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods, are encouraged to apply. Up to $10,000 may be awarded toward eligible projects.
Restrictions/Exceptions and Special Circumstances
Proposed projects cannot already be in process or completed. Projects must still be in the planning stages or clearly divided into stages at the time of planning. Stages not completed are eligible. No administrative funding will be provided to any community. No funding will be provided for ongoing services and/or maintenance projects to existing amenities. Normally, these are (or should be) covered by monthly assessments. Cannot be a for-profit community (i.e. most apartments and commercial businesses). Proposed projects on City owned property will be assessed on a case-by-case basis (e.g., property in City owned right-of-way).
Improvements cannot be made on County property or outside the City limits. Grant requests must be for the addition of new features and not the replacement of existing features. HOA’s applying for funding must be under Resident Board control (may be utilizing a management company) and not still under the control of the developer (or builder). The Resident Board must have been under control of the community for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for assistance. A member from the Resident Board must attend the HOA Academy in March 2020 if their application is successful.
Examples of eligible projects (non-replacement, only addition of new items) include: walking paths, fitness parks, ADA improvements, gazebos, shade structures, solar lighting, barbeques, memorials, drinking fountains, benches, additional lighting, community garden, and playground equipment.
Projects that are no longer eligible are: walls, streets, swimming pools, irrigation, gravel and landscaping (includes conversion, replacement).
The Neighborhood Grants Committee will review each application for eligibility and decide on the funding award. All projects must be completed by June 15, 2020.
For more information, call Jamie Gonzalez at 623-773-5140 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/community-assistance/hoas-and-neighborhoods.