Improve Your Neighborhood on OOCCL’s Half-Dime
Hey OC neighborhood associations — wanna beautify your hood on the cheap? Or maybe add some extra security cameras? The sky’s almost the limit with the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League‘s supplemental grant program. But you need to get crackin’! All applications must be complete and turned in to the League by June 1.
For several years, the League has provided grants to enable member neighborhoods to complete projects of permanence that will contribute to the quality of life in Oak Cliff. (BTW: Permanence is defined as 5 years in League lingo.) The grants are made possible by the money raised each year at the League’s Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour.
A few examples of eligible projects? Sign toppers, park benches, park pathways, security cameras, pocket-park beautification items, crime-watch signs, landscape improvements, lighting, median improvements, restoration of neighborhood historic features, and monument signs. And you’re welcome to get creative.
Items generally not considered permanent (i.e., eligible) for funding: parties, banners, bandit signs, safety patrols, and supplies. However, small grants (not to exceed $500) will be considered for these items, especially for neighborhood associations in their formative stages.
And remember: Applicants must be a member neighborhood and applicants must raise a minimum of 40-percent of the funds needed to complete the project. The best news: OOCCL will foot the other 60%. Get planning! Just go to OOCCL’s website to download an application.