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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces 2020 Neighborhood Grant Recipients

Mayor Andy Schor announced the recipients of the Neighborhood Grant Program, as recommended by the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board, during a Facebook Live broadcast with Department of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement (DNCE) Director Andi Crawford. 

“Neighborhoods are a priority of my administration and I am proud that we are able to continue to support them, especially during these hard times,” said Mayor Schor. “I applaud our residents for their creative project ideas, and I am looking forward to seeing these projects come to fruition.”  

DNCE launched the Neighborhood Grant Program alongside the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board in October of 2019. Leading up to the application due date, Civic Organizations were provided the opportunity to attend educational workshops for help navigating their grant request. $65,000 in total was awarded and the outreach work done by DNCE and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board doubled application requests compared to the previous year.  

“I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to once again hear the wonderful ideas of Lansing neighbors! This year, City staff and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board worked hard to broaden our outreach, improve our grant-writing assistance and facilitate the process with a convenient paperless application and review,” said Kathleen Francis of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board. “It was a huge success and I’m proud of all of our applicants, both those with successful grants and those that will no doubt succeed in future grant cycles. Please keep your inspirational ideas coming!”  

The City of Lansing again partnered with Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) to increase funding available for two of the projects. CATA offered to match grants of winning projects that will support creation of new bus shelters in Frog Holler and Prospect PLACE Neighborhoods.  

CATA Chief Executive Officer Bradley T. Funkhouser said, “CATA is a proud partner to the City of Lansing, providing an in-kind match to grant recipients that will cover the cost of concrete work, as well as the procurement and installation of a bus shelter. We are tremendously excited to continue our work with the city and the two neighborhood groups selected to receive this grant. Together, these bus shelters will incorporate art, culture and character unique to each neighborhood’s residents. As indicated by our strategic objectives, CATA is committed to driving community partnership.” 

List of 2020 Neighborhood Grant Recipients 

Neighborhoods in Bloom

  • 31 Civic Organizations applied for and were awarded Flower Kits that include 2 bags of mulch and assorted annual and perennial flowers.
  • Organizations are able to apply for multiple kits. 
  • Each kit covers 24 square feet. 
  • Civic Organizations are required to plant them in the public domain or public serving areas and maintain them throughout the season.
Allen Neighborhood Center
Lansing Labor Council for Latin American Achievement
Berten Street Neighborhood Watch 418
Bluebell Park Neighborhood Watch 301
Maranatha Bilingual Church
Cherry Hill Neighborhood Association
Moores Park Neighborhood Organization
Colonial Townhomes Cooperative, INC
Old Oakland Neighborhood Association
Coronado Gardens
Old Town Commercial Association
East Village Neighborhood Association
Pass it on Community Center
Forest View Citizens Association
Potter Park Zoological Society
Foster Farm
Prospect PLACE
Friends of Durant Park
Saginaw/Oakland Commercial Association
Friends of the Turner Dodge
Scott Woods Neighborhood Association
Green Oaks Neighborhood Org
SWAG- Southwest Action Group
Hamilton Condo Neighborhood Association
Walnut Neighborhood Organization
His Healing Hands Ministry
Westside Neighborhood Association
Holmes Street School Community Association

Lansing First Presbyterian Church

Lansing Board of Water and Light Tree Planting Program  

  • The Board of Water and Light provides trees to be planted in the public right of way. 
  • These trees are a critical part of our sustainability plan, expanding our tree canopy and beautifying the city.
Colonial Townhouses Cooperative 5 Trees
South Lansing Business Association 10 Trees
Forest View Citizens Association 5 Trees
Southside Community Coalition and SWAG 10 Trees
Old Oakland Neighborhood Association 1 Tree
Walnut Neighborhood Association 10 Trees
Prospect PLACE Neighborhood 5 Trees
Westside Neighborhood Association 10 Trees

$200 Mini Grants

  • $200 Grants are awarded to Civic Organizations and Neighborhood Watches (NW). 
  • Simple one-page application. 
  • The mini grant amount was increased to $200 this year from $100. 
  • 45 Civic Organizations have been awarded.

Ward 1

Armory Alliance Neighborhood Watch 237
Holmes Street School Community Association
East Side Community Action Center
Potter Park Zoological Society
East Village Neighborhood Association
Potter Walsh Neighborhood Association
East Village Neighborhood Watch
Prospect PLACE Neighborhood
Eastside Neighborhood Organization
Sudanese and South Sudanese Organization
Foster Farm
The Curtainless Theatre
Green Oaks Neighborhood Organization

Ward 2

Baker Neighborhood East
Neighbors of Scott Woods
East Sycamore Park Neighborhood Watch 312
South Lansing Community Development Association
Forest View Citizens Association
Sycamore Park Neighborhood Association
Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries
West Sycamore Park Neighborhood Watch 772
Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries

Ward 3

Berten St. Neighborhood Watch 418 Gilford Circle Neighborhood Watch
Churchill Downs Community Association
His Healing Hands Ministry
Clayborn Road Neighborhood Watch
Lansing Eaton Neighborhood Organization
Colonial Village Neighborhood Association
Lewton Rich Neighborhood Association
Dwight Rich Neighborhood Watch 402
Southside Community Coalition
Friends of Ingham Park
SWAG-South West Action Group

Ward 4

Cherry Hill Neighborhood Association
Old Oakland Neighborhood Association
Elmhurst Neighborhood Watch 344
Refugee Development Center
Lansing First Presbyterian Church
Tecumseh River Neighborhood Watch 773
Moores Park Neighborhood Organization
Walnut Neighborhood Organization
NorthWest Initiative
Westside Neighborhood Association


Neighborhood Watch Advisory Board

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