FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 8, 2008
City allocates funds for neighborhood projects, seeks proposals
To help preserve and revitalize neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo., the City of Kansas City, Mo., is allocating $750,000 from general funds to finance multiple projects anticipated to be between $10,000 -$50,000.
The City Council adopted ordinance No. 080831 on Aug. 21 to make the funds available to community development corporations and neighborhood agencies located within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo.
“The City values its partnerships with the non-profit and neighborhood groups that are committed to improving our communities,” City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen said. “The programs this funding will support will directly benefit in-need residents by cleaning up their neighborhoods, creating economic opportunities and making their streets more secure.”
Programs and projects can include, but are not limited to crime prevention, economic development, graffiti removal, property code enforcement and neighborhood leadership development.
Request for proposal packets are online at www.kcmo.org/neigh. Proposals are due Sept. 10.
For more information about the request for proposal, call David Park, assistant director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3231.