Early Action Projects
The Tepe Park Neighborhood Association has a vision for our neighborhood to become a place where families choose to live, work, worship, play, has an improved reputation, and is known for positive energy and strong relationships. In October 2017 we adopted a Quality of Life Plan to guide the process of change for the neighborhood. Now it is time to act on the plan to bring our ideas to life.
Beginning on July 16, 2018 through August 20, 2017 we accept applications for early action projects in the neighborhood. If you are a resident with a solution, you are eligible to apply!
The goals of the early action projects are:
To have immediate and positive impact on the quality of life in the neighborhood.
To activate residents of all backgrounds in the neighborhood vision.
To build engagement in the six neighborhood Priority Areas.
To launch quick win projects that can be completed with $250-$1,000.
Projects must engage and bring together residents throughout the Tepe Park neighborhood, and/or provide visible result in the short-term (3-6 months).
Funding requests must be for new projects or an expansion of an existing project.
Applicants need to show a clear connection between the project proposal and the Quality of Life plan priority area strategies and goals.
Applicants must explain how the project will contribute, at least in some small way, toward making Tepe Park a great place to live in the long-term.
Resident(s) will complete the project application and submit it to the Early Action Project Selection Committee for review.
The Selection Committee may contact applicants for discussion regarding the projects and may include meeting(s), phone conversations, and/or electronic correspondence.
Applicants may need to give a brief presentation (3-4 minutes) and answer questions about their project to the Neighborhood Leadership Team at their monthly meeting.
Grant awards will be announced no later than September 30, 2018. Awardees will be informed of the committee’s decision by phone or email, and a list of awardees will be posted on the tepepark.org website and Facebook page.
Community One will draft an agreement sent to the applicant via mail. Once the agreement is signed and returned, funds will be disbursed directly to the awardee. (This process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete.)
A brief report describing results will be expected no later than six months after project funds are disbursed. Project pictures are required with the report.