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Neighborhood Purpose Grants

NEIGHBORHOOD PURPOSE GRANTS (NPG's)

NPGs, or Neighborhood Purpose Grants, are a way for neighborhood councils to partner with and support non-profit organizations and public schools on projects that provide a public benefit to the community. Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) non-profits as well as public schools. (Please note that grants cannot be issued to religious organizations or to private schools.)
 

These grants, which are typically between $500 and $5000, are awarded from the neighborhood council’s yearly budget.

A Neighborhood Purpose Grant must provide a demonstrable benefit to the Harbor City community. An NPG activity should build community, enhance the neighborhood, and be open, accessible, and free to the general public. Projects may encompass a wide range and can include, but are not limited to:

• The Arts
• Beautification
• Community Support
• Education
• Community Improvements

 

How to Apply


1. Please review the grant application package from the City Clerk’s website.

2. Complete the 
application form.

      (Sample of Application submitted by a School) | (Sample of Applications submitted by Organization)

Along with the NPG application form and IRS tax ID information the a detailed proposal must be included:

 

  • Detailed information of how and where you serve the Harbor City community

  • Percentage of the Harbor City Community you serve

  • Other entities you have gone to or plan to request funds from

  • How the project will benefit the Harbor City community/how many stakeholders will be affected

  • How much funds you have acquired before coming to Harbor City NC

  • Invoices of total estimated costs of said project

  • Pictures of where the said project will be located or held, etc. 

  • Note:  A Project Completion Report Form should be filled out after a grant has been awarded to show the council how the funds were spent.  (See last page of Application form)

  • INCOMPLETE PACKET SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED



3. Submit your application to Harbor City NC at Treasurer@harborcitync.com. 

4. At the board meeting, plan to attend the board meeting to provide a brief presentation or explanation about your proposal.

The board will discuss your proposal and hear any comments from the public before voting on the NPG. Grants are approved by a majority vote of the board.
 

If you have any questions, please contact Harbor City NC at Board@harborcitync.com or the Office of the City Clerk, Neighborhood Council Funding Program at (213) 978-1058 or toll free at 3-1-1 or by email at clerk.ncfunding@lacity.org.
 

To view Harbor City NC NPG budget, visit the Neighborhood Council Funding System Dashboard at https://cityclerk.lacity.org/NCFundPortal/Dashboard.html

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