Neighbor Up Grant Eligibility and Guidelines

​Eligibility 


To be eligible for a Neighborhood Grant, the following criteria must be met:
  1. Applicants must be Ogden residents and may be representatives of a formal neighborhood association, neighborhood or community group, or informally associated neighbors. 
  2. At least two unrelated people must sign and submit the application.  
  3.  Activities must be neighborhood-focused, initiated and supported by residents living in the neighborhood and have a well-developed plan.
  4. Activities must benefit the neighborhood.  
  5. Activities must focus on one or more of the following areas:
      • Increase communication among neighbors. 
      • Enhance neighborhood pride and identity. 
      • Bring both longstanding and new neighbors (moved within last 5 years) together in their neighborhoods and seek to incorporate interaction between generations and cultures. 
      • Create new and innovative ideas for neighborhood events. 
      • Increase governance or organizational development of neighborhood associations. 
      • Grant-supported events must be open to everyone who resides in the neighborhood or are guests of those residing in the neighborhood, without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.  

Non-Eligible Activities

  1. Fund raisers of any kind.
  2. Political events.
  3. Boutiques, craft fairs or other profit-motivated ventures.

Location

 
Events must be held within Ogden City limits. 

No Admission Fees


Groups may not charge admission to grant-supported events. 

Eligible Expenses

The following types of expenses ARE eligible for prepayment or reimbursement with grant funds: 
  1. Food (must comply with Weber County Health Department guidelines)
  2. Non-alcoholic beverages
  3. Entertainment
  4. Facility and equipment rentals (e.g., portable toilets, dumpsters or garbage cans)
  5. Park/Pavilion fees
  6. Insurance (if required)
  7. Hard cost of materials and supplies
  8. Advertising
  9. Permit fees (Fees will be paid directly to the City on behalf of the organization.)

Non-Eligible Expenses

The following expenses ARE NOT eligible for prepayment or reimbursement with grant funds: 
  1. Salaries or stipends for members of the sponsoring group
  2. Tobacco products
  3. Alcoholic beverages
  4. Travel expenses (e.g., lodging/hotel, private transportation including mileage, gas, insurance, or car rentals) 
  5. Routine operating expenses and ongoing programs or services
  6. Supplies and materials that benefit an individual or homeowner verses a neighborhood
  7. Political campaigns
  8. Fund raising activities
  9. Commercial activities (e.g., craft fairs, farmers markets) 
  10. Regular neighborhood association or homeowner meetings
  11. Items not specified in the grant application

Permits

Projects may require permits depending upon the location or activity planned. The applicant is responsible for obtaining all applicable permits that apply to the planned activity. 

Application


Applicants must submit a completed and signed Neighborhood Grant Application to be considered. 

Evaluation Criteria 


Grant applications will be evaluated on the criteria listed below: 

1. Does the activity/event focus on one or more of the following five areas?
      • Increase communication among neighbors. 
      • Enhance neighborhood pride and identity. 
      • Bring both longstanding and new neighbors (moved within last 5 years) together in their neighborhoods and seek to incorporate interaction between generations and cultures.
      • Create new and innovative ideas for neighborhood events. 
      • Increase governance or organizational development of neighborhood association. 
      • Does the activity/event meet the eligibility requirements outlined above? 
2. Is the work plan well developed (clear tasks, adequate resources allocated, community or organization need addressed)? 
3. If for neighborhood association training, how does training increase governance and organizational leadership of your association?