Large Community Improvement Grant

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1. Overview

The Large Community Improvement Grant supports larger-scale improvements to neighborhoods. Groups may apply for up to $10,000 per project for community based improvements, including but not limited to neighborhood signage, landscaping improvements, place making and community gardens.

2024 applications are closed. Check back in early 2025 for updates.

2. Key Details

  • Participants are required to meet with the Neighborhood Services Manager prior to submitting the grant application
  • Recipients of the grant must complete projects within the City of Centennial
  • Projects are intended to improve conditions of common areas of the community and are intended to be enjoyed by the public
  • Proposed projects must be approved by the property owner, controlling entity and must adhere to city codes and regulations
  • A minimum of two residents who reside at different locations are required to act as leads for the community for the duration of the project
  • Applicants have agreed to place a plaque at the location to commemorate the coordination between the residents and the City of Centennial
  • Participants will be required to submit photographs of the proposed improvement before and after completion of the project

3. Grant Timeline

  • February 12 and February 15: Attend a Community Improvement Grant Informational Sessions
  • February/March: Discuss project with Neighborhood Services Manager and receive bids for proposed work
  • April 2 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline to submit project proposal
  • May: Grants awards to recipients
  • October: All projects completed

2024 applications are closed. Check back in early 2025 for updates.

4. Submit a Project Proposal: Checklist

  • You must meet with the Neighborhood Services Manager prior to project submittal. Applicants that have not met with Neighborhood Services will not be considered for the 2024 grant program
  • A detailed description of the proposed project, its impact on the community and how this will further our goals of community improvement, engagement and beautification
  • Date, time and location of proposed event
  • How this proposed project will be communicated to and agreed upon by residents
  • Name and contact information of payee or representative providing receipts for purchases to City
  • Describe the volunteers/organization proposing the project
  • Permits: Is an amplified sound permit needed? Will streets need to be closed? All licenses and permits must be completed according to City guidelines. Associated fees will be waived 

2024 applications are closed. Check back in early 2025 for updates.

Thank you for your submissions. We are excited to see the level of community interest and the number of proposals that we received. We received 26 community proposals for the 2024 program. The Grant Review Team is reviewing these proposals, and we will reach out to each neighborhood that applied as soon as the review process is completed. Please email with any questions or concerns about the program.

5. Additional Items Required

  • Map of location
  • Photos of proposed area
  • Proposed timeline
  • Proposed budget
  • Contractors must be licensed to work in the City of Centennial
  • Volunteer coordinators contact information
  • Contractors must carry required insurance
  • Ownership information & approval
  • Quotes from a minimum of three contractors for each portion of the proposed project

6. Projects That Do Not Qualify

  • Projects that are on private property
  • Projects that are not visible to the public
  • Projects submitted by HOA’s and Metro districts that are still managed by developer
  • Projects that have already begun prior to the awarding of the grant funding
  • Projects associated with educational, religious or political organizations
  • Projects that do not adhere to City codes and regulations