Get important neighborhood projects built

Published on December 01, 2021

Is your neighborhood in need of a picnic facility, new playground, community garden or public art? Get that important project built by applying for a grant from Lakewood’s Neighborhood Participation Program.

Grants of up to $60,000 are available for a project, with a total of $160,000 to be awarded in 2022. 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. For more than 25 years, the program has offered an outstanding opportunity for neighborhoods to come together to make a difference.

The application process opens Dec. 1 and closes at 5 p.m. on March 1, 2022. The online application and more information about the requirements are available at

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.


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