Neighborhood Grant Program - Now Accepting Applications
Grant funds are the City’s investment in strengthening neighborhood groups, improving the quality of life in local communities, and encouraging neighborhood groups or associations to become increasingly self-reliant. The mission of the Neighborhood Grant Program is to:
Neighborhood Grant Program funding, if any, will be determined by City Council during the adoption of the FY 2015/16 Budget. If Council approves the funding, each neighborhood group is eligible to apply for and receive a grant of up to $1,000. Please review the grant guidelines and eligibility document below. If your neighborhood is interested in applying, please submit your completed application by Friday, May 22.
- Build community engagement in Sunnyvale;
- Help residents develop a sense of pride and ownership in their neighborhoods; and
- Continue to develop collaborative partnerships between Sunnyvale’s neighborhoods and City Hall.
Neighborhood Grant Program Guidelines & Eligibility
Neighborhood Grant Program Application
Neighborhood Associations in Sunnyvale
Neighborhood associations are a valuable asset to the Sunnyvale community. They provide an excellent communication link between City staff and residents. Associations are typically formed for one of two reasons - A) to address a problem/challenge with the help of other residents or B) to further a sense of community. Regardless of the reason(s) for forming, the City is dedicated to helping neighborhood association leaders accomplish their goals. If you are thinking about starting a neighborhood association, please let us know - we have resources to assist you in getting started.
Map of Neighborhood Associations in Sunnyvale
List of Neighborhood Associations & Leaders
Starting a Neighborhood Association
If you are interested in starting a neighborhood association, we first recommend you check the map above. There may already be an association in your area for you to join. If so, you may check with them about upcoming meetings or events, as well as opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.
If there isn't already a neighborhood association in your area, you may be thinking about starting one. There are over two dozen neighborhood associations in Sunnyvale, each with its own set of goals and objectives. You may want to chat with other neighborhood associations about the reasons they got started and what helped them in the beginning. You may also choose to contact City staff, as they have some resources available to help you get started. Below are some materials which provide information about starting a neighborhood association and registering with the City of Sunnyvale.
Information Sheet on Starting a Neighborhood Association
What Makes a Successful Neighborhood Association
Sample First Association Meeting Invitation Letter
Sample Association By-Laws
Neighborhood Registry FAQs
Neighborhood Registration Form
Neighborhood Association Special Agreement
Special Agreement Supplementary Form
Resources for Associations:
List of Speaker Topics
Neighborhood Registry Grant Application
Neighborhood Registry Grant Reimbursement Form