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Community Challenge Grant Program

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The Community Challenge Grant Program Opens its Fall 2014 Grant Cycle

We are excited to announce that the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG) will make available more grant opportunities through our application process to neighborhood groups and community based organizations facilitating neighborhood beautification projects. Through our continued collaboration with The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and new pilot partnership with San Francisco Planning Department, additional funding will be available to create healthier, vibrant neighborhoods.

For the fifth year, the CCG continues its partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Wastewater Enterprise Urban Watershed Management Program to offer grants to support projects implementing green infrastructure, also known as Low Impact Design (LID). The Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Program (WSG) is based on the idea that small individual actions by San Francisco watershed stewards add up to large benefits for San Francisco’s watersheds and sewer infrastructure. The CCG and SFPUC hope that this continued partnership will encourage groups to apply for funding to implement green infrastructure projects in their neighborhoods.

This year, the CCG has partnered with the San Francisco Planning Department to create a new grant opportunity geographically focused on projects that directly engage local residents and businesses in creating green spaces, gathering places, gardens, mini-parks, public art, and other neighborhood amenities that enhance recreation and open space needs. The two specific areas, Market Octavia (MO) and the Eastern Neighborhoods (EN), are the focus of this pilot program, the Market Octavia Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans Grant Program (MOEN) is an important tool for enabling communities to take the lead in conducting small-scale, physical improvements in their own communities. The MOEN Area Plans Grant Program is specifically for projects located within the boundaries of the Market Octavia and the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans.

New CCG Schedule and Timeline:

August 25  Grant Cycle Opens (Applications Available)
September 29  Grant Cycle Closes
October - November  CCGAC Advisory Board Review
Mid-December   Award Announcements
Last updated: 11/4/2014 3:08:02 PM