Does your neighborhood need a little help

Published on December 14, 2020

If your neighborhood needs a little help, apply for Lakewood’s Neighborhood Participation Program, which provides city grants to fund improvements in neighborhoods.

During its 27 years, the program has helped pay for items such as sidewalk and bicycle path connections, picnic facilities and playgrounds at neighborhood parks, community gardens, artwork and more. The grants offer an outstanding opportunity for neighborhood organizations to come together to make a difference in their neighborhoods.

Grants of up to $60,000 are available for a project, with a total of $160,000 to be awarded in 2021. To be eligible, projects must provide a benefit to the entire neighborhood and must be located on public property. Applications must come from an organized group representing the neighborhood and include a petition demonstrating neighborhood support.

Project proposals compete directly with other proposals and are evaluated based on criteria including the benefit to the neighborhood, health and safety, compliance with the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan and the Community Resources Department’s Comprehensive Master Plan, as well as neighborhood support and maintenance requirements. Lakewood City Council makes the final selection of the projects to receive grants.

Applications and more information about the requirements are available at The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 5, 2021.

For more information, contact Laura Pemberton at 303-987-7515 or





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