Thank you for your interest in the Community Improvement Grant Program. Redwood City wants to help jump-start your neighborhood and community improvement projects and events, and encourages you to get together with your neighbors to plan and implement a great community-building activity! The purpose of a grant is to help get your project started so that it may become self-sustaining; the program is not intended for continual or annual support.
Grants may be between $100 and $300. Actual grant amount will be determined by staff review of your application. Ideas for community-building activities that may qualify include: a block or neighborhood party or large multi-street block party; a neighborhood-shared garden; a community clean-up project; a neighborhood newsletter or website; setting up a neighborhood watch meeting. If yours is an existing (repeated) project, you must show how you will use this grant to significantly expand or broaden its scope, outreach, and community involvement.
• Fill out the application form (items with an asterisk are required).
• Call the Redwood City Fire Department at 780-7400 and schedule their attendance for a portion of the event to provide emergency preparedness information, if your project is an event or gathering.
(NOTE: Neighborhood Watch meetings that a police officer attends do not require fire department attendance
• Provide an estimate of expenses, or final costs if the event has already taken place; you'll be asked to send us copies of receipts when we send you the check, and once your project is complete.
• If there are funds left over from this grant, you are requested to return them to the city.