DUNEDIN – Assistance is available to neighborhoods in Dunedin that wish to improve their identification or beautification through the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program. The program is designed to make aesthetic improvements to Dunedin neighborhoods and to improve the pride, property values, safety and quality of life for our residents. Funding is still available for fiscal year 2014.
Projects must be physical improvements of a permanent nature that will fulfill a public purpose by improving the physical appearance of the neighborhood, providing a safer environment, and/or creating or enhancing an identity for the area. Projects may include, but are not limited to: community identification signs, landscaping, trees, entryway embellishments, cleanup project, etc.
All projects must be located on public property such as city of Dunedin right-of-ways and medians on City-owned streets.
Homeowners associations, community associations, neighborhood organizations such as Neighborhood Watch, or groups of interested residents in neighborhoods not otherwise represented by a neighborhood association are eligible to apply for funding. The applicant is required to match the requested city funding. However, the match may take the form of cash (direct expenditures) or in-kind contributions such as donated materials or volunteer labor.
Any interested party should contact the Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department as soon as possible to obtain an application and manual. Eligible projects will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as long as the remaining funds are available. Once approved, projects must be completed by Sept. 1.
Please contact Lanie Sheets, parks and recreation superintendent, for an application. More information is available at 812-4529.