City To Give Out $1,000 In Tricentennial Neighborhood Grants

Have an idea to celebrate New Orleans’ tricentennial next year?

The City of New Orleans wants to hear it—and will dole out up to $1,000 per neighborhood to bring ideas to life.

Residents, neighborhood groups and business owners can apply for a Tricentennial Neighborhood Grant to create a neighborhood project or host an event that brings the community together and celebrates New Orleans’ 300th year.

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The application deadline is Jan. 8. The project must take place between Jan. 29 – Oct. 31, 2018.

Projects can be a neighborhood beautification project, a neighborhood celebration or a building project that involves local youth. All ideas will be considered.

Applicants must be affiliated with a formal or informal neighborhood association group. Applicants need to fill out project guidelines, a budget and an outreach communication plan to include everyone in the neighborhood.

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The City of New Orleans has identified 73 official neighborhoods, meaning up to $73,000 may be doled out for this effort.

For more information or to apply online, visit

-By Jenny Peterson, Associate News Editor, Biz New Orleans.

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