Your organization is eligible to submit a nomination for the 2006 Neighborhood of the Year Award if you have developed or implemented a project that has benefited your neighborhood in 2005. The application deadline is March 1, 2006.
The Neighborhood Resource Center has successfully helped five groups in the past four years to win national recognition for their hard work and dedication to their Central Area (twice!), Craftsman Village Historic District, El Dorado Park South, and Willmore CityHistoric District neighborhoods. The City will pay the $50 entry fee for Long Beach neighborhood groups that work with Neighborhood Resource Center staff to complete their application.
Finalists for the awards will be invited to make presentations at NUSA's annual conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri during May 24-27, 2006. The Neighborhood Resource Center can also provide free access to computers, photocopying and can provide technical assistance to neighborhood groups to apply and to those selected as finalists to help you to prepare your presentation materials.
Awards will be given in three categories:
Physical Revitalization/Beautification in a Single Neighborhood
Social Revitalization/Neighborliness in a Single Neighborhood
Multi-Neighborhood Project Partnerships.
The application is available from the Neighborhoods, USA website at www.nusa.org. Hard copies of the application are also available at the Neighborhood Resource Center. For an electronic version of the application, please e-mail Jason_Fraley@longbeach.gov.
In addition, the Neighborhood Resource Center will host a free "How to Apply for the Neighborhood of the Year Award" workshop on February 1, 2006 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 425 Atlantic Avenue featuring Bill Mauer and Gina Wallar of the Craftsman Village Historic District (2005 NUSA NOTY WInners.)
Please call the Neighborhood Resource Center at (562) 570-1010 to RSVP and/or to schedule an appointment for application technical assistance.
For more information, contact Margaret_Madden@longbeach.gov