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Neighborhood Partners Program Matching Grant

Dear Neighborhood and Community Leaders --

Are you and your neighbors interested in planting street trees, improving a neighborhood park or creating a community garden? Do you have other ideas for how to beautify your neighborhood?

The City of Long Beach, Department of Development Services, Neighborhood Services Bureau is offering a Request For Proposals (RFP) for established Long Beach neighborhood and community groups to participate in the Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP). Matching grants of up to $5,000 in goods and/or services are available to support beautification/improvement projects in designated Long Beach neighborhoods.

Project ideas and other requirements are detailed in the RFP. Projects must be located within designated areas of Long Beach as identified on the map attached with the RFP.

The RFP announcement including photos of previously funded projects and the RFP/Application (including the map of eligible neighborhoods) are available for download from the Neighborhood Services Bureau website:

www.longbeach.gov/cd/neighborhood_services/neighborhood_improvement/grants/neighborhood_grants.asp

The proposal deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Printed copies of the application may also be obtained from:

Neighborhood Resource Center
425 Atlantic Avenue

Call to reserve a copy at (562) 570-1010

Neighborhood Services Bureau
444 West Ocean Blvd, Suite 1700

Call to reserve a copy at (562) 570-6866

Materials cannot be mailed in response to telephone requests.

If your neighborhood organization is interested in submitting a proposal (application), your organization must attend a MANDATORY Application Workshop to assist applicants with the preparation of proposals:

Neighborhood Partners Program Application Workshop
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Resource Center
425 Atlantic Avenue
RSVP to (562) 570-6866

Grant Opportunity Summary

Who is offering the grant?

The City of Long Beach, Department of Development Services, Neighborhood Services Bureau

What is the name of the grant?

Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP)

What is the purpose of the grant?

To assist neighborhood and community groups with improvements and beautification projects in designated areas of Long Beach.

How much is the grant?

Matching grants of up to $5,000 in goods and services. No actual cash is provided to the neighborhood and community groups -- the materials to complete approved projects are purchased by the City of Long Beach directly from the vendors.

What is the deadline?

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

Completed proposals must be hand delivered to:

Neighborhood Resource Center

425 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802

(near 4th St. & Atlantic Ave.)

Free parking behind the building

What organizations are eligible?

Established neighborhood and/or community groups within designated neighborhoods (see map in the RFP). Eligible groups must be formally established organizations having designated officers and membership rosters and a history of neighborhood involvement. They do not have to be 501c(3) non-profit organizations.

Where can I get the RFP/Application?

The RFP announcement that include photos of previously funded projects and the RFP/Application (including the map of eligible neighborhoods) are available for download from the Neighborhood Services Bureau website:

www.longbeach.gov/cd/neighborhood_services/neighborhood_improvement/grants/neighborhood_grants.asp

A printed paper copy of the RFP/application may also be picked up in person from:

Neighborhood Resource Center (Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

425 Atlantic Avenue

free parking is available behind the building

Neighborhood Services Bureau

444 West Ocean Blvd, Suite 1700 (Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Who Can I Contact for More Information?

Name: Jim Osgood

Email: james.osgood@longbeach.gov

Telephone: (562) 570-5221

The Neighborhood Resource Center has community computers and photocopiers available to help apply for this and other grants. Please call ahead to reserve time to use the computers by calling (562) 570-1010.