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$27,060 Awarded to Neighborhoods for Beautification, Events by the BernCo Neighborhood Grant Program

Bernalillo County – The BernCo Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program awarded 12 grants totaling $27,060 to neighborhood associations for projects to engage, educate and beautify local communities.

The Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program assists neighborhood groups in building community through participation and outreach to local residents. The projects funded for the 2018 fiscal year are:

  • $2,500, Downtown neighborhood: project to create and print a book of the community’s history for residents.
  • $2,500, Alvarado Park neighborhood: student education program on architecture for science and math skills.
  • $2,500, Anderson Hills neighborhood: continue making and distributing welcome packages for new residents.
  • $2,500, Bel Air neighborhood: neighborhood newsletter and community art contest to create a new logo.
  • $1,700, Mesa Del Sol neighborhood: community events for fall harvest, spring celebration and live music days.
  • $2,500, Mountain View neighborhood: continue gardening education program for residents’ self-sufficiency.
  • $2,500, Paradise Hills neighborhood: beautification and preservation of the Basalt Hills volcanic landscape.
  • $2,500, Sawmill Area neighborhood: beautification with woodchips, native wildflowers and grass seed.
  • $2,320, Semillas y Raices neighborhood: school supplies distribution, including backpacks, to local children.
  • $  690, S. R. Marmon neighborhood: public safety event with LED light bulb giveaway and APD patrol training.
  • $2,350, Wells Park neighborhood: oral history project and production of CDs with residents’ interviews.
  • $2,500, West Mesa neighborhood: food basket programs for Thanksgiving and Christmas and a local event.

Funded by the Bernalillo County Commission, recognized neighborhood associations in Bernalillo County, including the City of Albuquerque, were eligible to receive grants after a competitive application process.

To qualify for funding, projects had to provide a public benefit, be free and open to all neighborhood residents and be implemented by community members. Grant awards must be used by the neighborhood associations within one year.

For more information on the neighborhood associations and the Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program, call (505) 468-7364 or visit bernco.gov/planning/neighborhood-associations.aspx.

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