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Springfield Township Community Improvement Corporation Offers Next Round of Grants to Spur Neighborhood Beautification and Economic Development in 2020


The Springfield Township Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) has opened the grant application process for neighborhood and local business improvements. Neighborhood Enhancement and the Business Improvement grants were created to assist local businesses and neighborhood associations in carrying out improvements that better our area. The CIC has budgeted $25,000 for each grant in the 2020 cycle of funding. Applications are now available online. (Neighborhood Enhancement Grant LINK.  Business Improvement Grant LINK.)


Springfield Township Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) Board Member and Township Trustee Mark Berning explains, "The two grant programs leverage community resources to revitalize and reinvest in Springfield Township businesses and neighborhoods. The programs create valuable partnerships that help to improve the economic health and vibrancy of Springfield Township." 



About the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant:

The Neighborhood Enhancement Grant program was created in 2016. The program was designed to make Springfield Township neighborhoods better places to live, work, and play. The program focuses on the Township’s various neighborhoods by achieving specific goals.


Similar to most grant programs, the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program provides funding only to specific types of organizations and for specific types of projects.


 Projects which are eligible include ones which:

• Provide a public, neighborhood benefit;

• Make improvements and/or repairs to existing facilities;

• Develop aesthetic improvements such as landscaping, entrance signage, or lighting; and

• Involve neighborhood residents in project identification, planning, and implementation

Funded projects must have a minimum of 10% matching funds by the eligible organization.


Past completed projects include: Hollydale Civic Association neighborhood gateway, Pleasant Run Farms Civic Association swim club pool repairs, Sevenhills Action Group neighborhood gateway, the Hartwell Business Association Vine Street beautification project and the Meadows of Wright Farm Civic Association decorative street lighting project.


Grant details are at https://www.springfieldtwp.org/378/Neighborhood-Enhancement-Grant

Grant Application Deadline:  March 6, 2020


  


About the Business Improvement Grant:

The Business Improvement Grant was created in 2018 as part of the "Business Matters!" initiative. The grant was created to offer incentive for the redevelopment of local businesses. Business owners and/or eligible business associations may file a grant application for the implementation of a single project.  Eligible projects are those that:


• Make improvements and/or repairs, or improve the aesthetics to existing facilities; or

• Create new opportunities for economic growth or add jobs; or

• Allow the business to remain in Springfield Township; or

• Address economic development needs of the neighborhood or business corridor and clearly benefits the area; or

• Make aesthetic neighborhood improvements such as landscaping, entrance signage, or lighting; and


A minimum of 35% matching funding from the eligible business/businesses association are required. Projects that conflict with township policy will not be awarded.


 Past completed projects include: The Brentwood Bowl mural, plaza and parking lot improvements and Conover Family Dental and Seven Hills Women's Health Centers signage, entryway and landscape improvements.  


Grant details are at https://www.springfieldtwp.org/416/Business-Improvement-Grant.

Grant Application Deadline: March 6, 2020


For more information of the Springfield Township CIC, Call 522-1410.