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.
Neighborhood projects funded through this grant program include new landscape beds at Bryson Cove, installation of public art at Campden Lakes (shown on front), new hedges at Dublin Village, new entrance signs at Sheffield Meadows, new landscaping in Wedgewood Glen, and the removal of invasive Honeysuckle around the Woods of Dublin.
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 January 11, 2014 to be considered for the current funding cycle.
For more information contact, Claudia Husak, AICO, Planner II – 614.410.4600 or email@example.com