CFNIL has operated a neighborhood grants program since 1995, distributing more than $748,000 to build better neighborhoods in Rockford and beyond. This is the fifth year the two organizations are collaborating in order to expand the opportunity to the four-county region. The Neighborhood Grants Program funds neighborhood projects, including but not limited to beautification, crime prevention, surveys, clean ups, newsletters, organizing, reforestation and resident-focused education. The maximum award from the Neighborhood Grants Program is $2,500. HomeStart has helped to administer the funds since 2016 and will continue to support all groups in their projects moving forward.
You can apply for this funding through the CFNIL grant portal, and more information on that can be found by clicking here. The Neighborhood Grant Program application will be available March 1, 2021, and will remain open until April 5, 2021. If you have any questions about the grant, please call Janessa at 815-962-2011.