WHY THIS PROGRAM?
NeighborLink is excited to offer a little incentive. We all need a little incentive to start the projects we've been putting off. We hope to have several beautification projects completed this summer like getting homes painted, repairs made, and some fresh landscaping installed for example. Curb appeal, you know?
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS QUALIFY?
Any home improvement or beautification project in the 468...02, 03, 05, 06, 07, or 08 that improves the overall street side exterior appearance of your home. This program is designed for beautification improvements.Total grant amount is up to 10 $300 grants.
-Soffit, gutter, or porch repair projects
-Concrete steps/walkway replacement
-Street side or entire house landscaping projects
Any homeowner or renter in Allen County can apply for reimbursement. If you are a renters then you must provide written approval from your landlord. Funding will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and will be prioritized based on the order of applications received.
-You must submit a proposal to Lyndsy at NeighborLink. Proposals will be reviewed on a first come basis and will be responded to within 10 days.
-Once approved, you have 30 days to initiate the project and then 60 days to complete the project once started. If you cannot begin/complete your project within these perimeters, contact Lyndsy to discuss other arrangements.
- Homeowners or landlords must pay for any labor or materials over the per project limit.
-Homeowners can create a "Work Day" and let your friends and neighbors know to encourage people to come and help with projects where applicable.
-Historic Codes must be followed where applicable.
HOW MUCH AND WHAT CAN BE PURCHASED?
-Up to $300 per household - Split Funding Grant Format.
-Supplies, materials and labor costs can be included.
-Funds will be reimbursed when project is complete and once receipts are submitted to Lyndsy.
-Example: Project cost is $500, NeighborLink will reimburse $250.
-$3,000 is designated for this program - First Come, First Serve.
In an effort to continue the overall improvement and development of our Neighborhoods, NeighborLink has has developed a program designed to support and incentivize neighbors to initiate exterior home improvement projects.
Landscaping, painting, soffit repair, concrete repair, etc., are all considered exterior beautification projects. We want to help you get started on a project that you've been wanting to start by offering this grant to you.
HOMEOWNER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS SIMPLE.
Fill out the following form with your name, address, project description, and an approximate estimate of total project cost. We'll review and get back to you within 10 days with an approval or feedback on your application.
Once approved, you'll have 30 days to START the project and 60 days to COMPLETE it. If for some reason you cannot START it within 30 days or complete in 60 DAYS, notify Lyndsy at NeighborLink with your reasoning and a revised timeline for review.
Funding is a Split Cost Grant format and provided in a reimbursement format. If your project costs $300, we'll split your investment at $150 for example. This is good up to $300 per household. Don't forget to take before/ after photos and save those receipts! Project costs must be submitted to Lyndsy prior to reimbursement.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS TO:
Lyndsy Rae Porter
Community Relations Cordinator
NeighborLink Fort Wayne