The City of Bristol, Tennessee’s Community Development Department has announced a new program that will make funds available to residential neighborhoods who are seeking to initiate improvement projects. These funds will be in the form of a grant that can be used for a number of purposes including, but not limited to, neighborhood identification signs, community gardens, parks, or playgrounds, litter cleanups, community and bus benches, street trees, public art, sidewalk repair, and other beautification projects.
A grant of up to $5,000 is available for qualified projects that demonstrate a needed public benefit and neighborhood support. The project areas must be within the Bristol, Tennessee city limits and be located on public property or city right-of-way, though residents are certainly encouraged to work with city staff to assist with solutions that may involve private property as well.
“This grant opportunity will provide the resources for dedicated members of our community to take on projects that will improve their neighborhoods in really meaningful ways,” said Brian Rose, Director of Community Development. He added, “We are eager to see what types of project proposals we receive, and look forward to working with applicants to make the chosen projects a success.”
City residents or groups who are interested in applying should visit www.bristoltn.org and click the link for the Neighborhood Grant Program. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2016 to be considered. Applications will then be reviewed by a committee of city staff, and the grant will be awarded by City Council at their regular monthly meeting in July.
For more information, please contact Brian Rose, Director of Community Development, at 423-989-5514, or email [email protected]