Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program And Application
Over the past year, residents and other key stakeholders have engaged in numerous conversations to develop a shared vision for the future of the West End neighborhood.
Thanks to support from Missouri Foundation for Health, Cornerstone Corporation was able to build on the momentum created by this planning process by funding resident-led community engagement activities. Fifteen applications were received totaling $57,165; eleven of those submissions were eligible based on the grant criteria. A Grant Review Committee consisting of five residents reviewed the eligible applications and recommended six projects for grant awards totaling $18,500.
Projects had to be located in the West End Planning Area.
•Priority was given to projects that were collaborative.
•Priority was given to projects that engaged special populations.
•Projects had to align with one or more of eight priority areas:
Safety & Security
Health, Wellness & Nature
Housing Jobs & Security
Transportation & Mobility
Youth & Education
Parks & Public Safety
Cultural Activities & Recreational Programs
•Projects will be implemented from September through November•Project outcomes will be presented to the community in the Spring of2021.