It’s not too late! Can you think of a project involving your Ghent neighbors? Are you interested in leading the effort? We are looking for your leadership and input. Submit ideas that we will post and present your idea/project at the next Ghent neighborhood league meeting! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The basics: Norfolk’s new “Neighbors Building Neighborhoods (NBN)” Program is a community ownership and market-driven model for effective neighborhood revitalization. It is based on the Healthy Neighborhoods and Asset-Based Community Development community building principles where all members of the community work together to identify and mobilize the positive attributes of their neighborhood (assets), look out for each other as good neighbors, invest through improvements to their homes and neighborhood blocks, and position them as excellent places to live.
As a component of NBN, the City will fund opportunities for residents to undertake group neighborhood improvement projects through the provision of matching grants. Funding of up to $2500 will be awarded through a formal and competitive application process to 15 neighborhoods. Visit the NBN website (http://www.norfolk.gov/neighborsbuildingneighborhoods/Block_Pride_Grants.asp) for more information or review the attached NBN Grant Description.