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Neighborhood Grant Program: Ideas Wanted!

Good Morning Neighbors,

Send in your ideas for neighborhood improvement projects by Friday, February 3!

Do you have an idea for how we can beautify Arbor Hills and build connections between neighbors? Madison's Neighborhood Grant Program helps neighborhoods beautify gateways, create public gathering places, or build organizational capacity and leadership skills. The grant program provides funding, but neighbors’ ideas, determination and pride are behind the most successful projects. In 2023, the City expects to award $25,000 in grants. In recent years, grants have been used to engage a local artist to create a sculpture in a public space (the "Our, We, Us" sculpture in the Emerson neighborhood on the east side), create a community quilt that included squares from many neighbors and is now displayed in an apartment building, paint a mural in a pedestrian tunnel leading to a Hawthorne elementary, hold a one-day pop-up market featuring local artisans in Worthington Park, and more.

For more details, see the 2023 Neighborhood Grant Program application. Send your ideas to AHNA president Ashley Gibson at or (507) 272-7123 by Feb. 3. The Board will review your ideas, and if we identify a project that meets the guidelines and would improve Arbor Hills, we'll work with you to fill out and submit an application for grant funding.



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