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Safe & Clean

The City of Cincinnati Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund is designed to support and encourage community-based efforts to improve safety, eliminate blight, and increase livability through neighborhood-level problem-solving approaches and projects. Application deadlines are the second Friday in January, May, and September. Guidelines have recently changed, please review for more information. Check out our past projects and application page to learn more!

You are required to meet with us, by phone, video chat, or in person, prior to your grant submission to discuss your project idea. Contact Ty Wesselkamper (Ty@KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org) for more information.

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Projects

 

The Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund was established in 2007 to supply matching support for community-led initiatives that improve safety in Cincinnati neighborhoods. Over $900,000 has been awarded for Safe and Clean Projects including; lighting, security cameras, landscaping, murals, public art, water fixtures, community gardens, and more! 

In 2023-2024, the City of Cincinnati is investing an additional $500,000 in the Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund with the ongoing annual investment of $50,000 (Safe & Clean Grant). As of October 2023, the Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund and original Safe and Clean Grant funding sources have been combined to reduce confusion and provide more opportunities for all organizations to apply with without restrictions.

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Community Matters Cincinnati Inc. | $9,300

East End Area Council | $2,440

East Westwood Improvement Association | $8,850

Findlay Market Corporation | $6,400

SonLight Power | $12,950

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Application

 

Application criteria for the City of Cincinnati's Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund are outlined in the grant guidelines below. Projects must take place in Cincinnati, and the committee generally does not award projects on Cincinnati Park or Recreation Commission property.

All applications must be submitted online via Submittable using the button below. A budget spreadsheet must be attached to the application. A downloadable application is available for your convenience, but you must copy and paste your answers into the online application when submitting.

You are required to meet with us, by phone, video chat, or in person, prior to your grant submission to discuss your project idea. Contact Ty Wesselkamper (Ty@KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org) for more information.

Upcoming Safe & Clean application deadlines

May 10, 2024          September 13, 2024        January 10th, 2025

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