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Program Overview

Energize Our Neighborhoods supports the work of Neighborhood Associations, striving to build capacity and spark creativity in their community engagement efforts and events. This program provides small amounts of funding to enable neighborhood associations to lead livability projects, offer educational programming for residents, host community events, and support the administration of the association.


Only Neighborhood Associations are eligible to apply for these funds. A maximum of $2,500 may be awarded to an association each fiscal year. Any improvements/events/resources funded through this program must be located on public property and free and accessible to all residents. This program is competitive; applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with evaluations and funding determinations made three times each year.



Applications accepted June 15 – Sept. 1. Funding decisions announced & awards available Oct. 1 (must be spent by Sept. 30.).


Applications accepted Oct. 15 – Jan. 15. Funding decisions announced & awards available Feb. 15 (must be spent by Sept. 30).


Applications accepted March 1 – May 1. Funding decisions announced and awards available June 1 (must be spent by Sept. 30).

Eligible Projects

  • Livability Projects: These projects will address a community need, making visible neighborhood-level change. Examples: Neighborhood cleanup events and other small community projects.
  • Capacity Building: These activities will support neighborhood residents by providing educational/skill-building opportunities and/or improved access to resources. Examples: Educational opportunities hosted by Neighborhood Associations for residents and attendance at community conferences (Boise Neighborhood Interactive, APA Idaho, etc.).
  • Community Connections: These projects will aim to support vibrant neighborhoods by engaging residents through events, neighborhood communication, and necessary operating costs. Examples: Community-building events (National Night Out, community picnics, etc.), meetings, and neighborhood communications (flyers/newsletters/websites) that build community engagement.

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