About the Program
The Beautify Your Neighborhood Matching Grant Program was established to provide funding assistance to support Dublin Homeowners Associations and Civic Associations in enhancing their neighborhood with high-quality, sustainable beautification projects that benefit and enhance the Dublin community.
The first grants were awarded in 2011, and since then, City staff has worked with numerous associations to identify possible beautification projects and assist in application preparation. Potential projects include entry features enhancements with new signs and lighting, updated landscape beds, benches, removal of invasive species and art installation among others.
To qualify, the projects must be clearly visible from the public right-of-way. Beautification projects are required to be new or a rehab of an entry feature such as a sign, stone wall, fence, landscape area or other neighborhood amenity.
Individual grant awards will range between $500 and up to $5,000, unless otherwise approved by City Council. An individual association is limited to no more than one grant award every three years.
Each grant requires at least an equal match from the Association. The City will reimburse the Association with the grant amount awarded upon successful completion of the project and conformance with all standards of the program.
The application guide will help familiarize you with the process and necessary materials for a complete submission. However, the City highly encourages interested neighborhoods to meet with City staff prior to submitting their applications. These meetings are designed to assist with application procedures, explain financial considerations, address plan/design issues, and identify any potential roadblocks or issues that may be present and how to resolve them.
All completed applications must be submitted by Friday, January 26, 2018 for consideration. Applications can be submitted to the Planning Department at 5800 Shier Rings Road. New for the next award cycle is the opportunity for potential applicants to meet with staff prior to application submission to receive design assistance.
For more information contact, Claudia D. Husak, AICP, Planner II | 614.410.4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Grant Awards
The 2017 Beautify Your Neighborhood Grant awards totaled $24,175 and provided beautification funds to six Dublin neighborhoods.
In 2016, the City received five completed 2016 Beautify Your Neighborhood Grant applications requesting a total of $18,510.78 in grant funds.
In March of 2015, three grants were awarded totaling $14,592. In August of 2015, four grants were awarded totaling $16,453.The total awarded grant funds for 2015 was $31,045 out of a budget of $32,000.
The following is a list of the 2017 Beautify Your Neighborhood Grant awards:
Bishop’s Run/Bishop’s Crossing received a grant of $5,000 for the continued improvements of the entry off Hyland-Croy Road.
The Dunmere neighborhood received a grant of $2,000 to address landscaping at the entrance off Avery and Holywell by replacing evergreens and integrating them with existing landscape materials.
The Reserve neighborhood was awarded $2,175 to upgrade and repair lighting around the large stone walls at the Reserve’s entrance at the intersection of Reserve Drive and Dublin Road.
The Villas at Ballantrae received $5,000 to beautify a vacant lot transferred from the builder to the condo association as open space by adding landscaping, irrigation, lighting, sidewalk ramps, and add taps for water and electricity.
The Woods of Indian Run was awarded $5,000 to update the front entrance along the intersection of Coffman Road and Forest Run Drive. These improvements include the removal of dead, thin, or overgrown trees and shrubs that are considered hazardous. The neighborhood is working with staff to provide appropriate plant materials in its place.
Wyandotte Woods received $5,000 for additional improvements to the neighborhood’s front entrance at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Wyandotte Woods Boulevard including removal of vegetation and several new additions of plantings that are native to the area. The neighborhood received a grant in 2015 to start this project, which included a new sign. Improvements for several culs-de-sac within the neighborhood are also included