Thank you for your interest in the Community Improvement Grant Program. Redwood City wants to help jump-start your neighborhood and community improvement projects and events, and encourages you to get together with your neighbors to plan and implement a great community-building activity! The purpose of a grant is to help get your project started so that it may become self-sustaining; the program is not intended for continual or annual support.
Grants may be between $100 and $300. Actual grant amount will be determined by staff review of your application. Ideas for community-building activities that may qualify include: a block or neighborhood party or large multi-street block party; a neighborhood-shared garden; a community clean-up project; a neighborhood newsletter or website; setting up a neighborhood watch meeting.
If yours is an existing (repeated) project, a repeat grant may be considered; you must show how you will use this grant to substantially expand or broaden your repeat event's scope, outreach, and community involvement.
- Program brochure [PDF] / Español [PDF]
- Grant application [PDF] for printing and mailing/faxing (Español [PDF])
- Online application
- Temporary street closure application [PDF]
We want to help you create projects that will have a positive impact on the community, and offer an opportunity for neighbors to get to know one another and work together toward a common goal of neighborhood improvement and engagement. If you have questions or would like more information, feel free to call us at 650-780-7300.
We look forward to hearing about your creative and fun community improvement ideas - Redwood City's CIGP can help make them happen. Thank you for helping to build a great community together!