$250 grants are given to make residents’ creative place-making ideas happen
In support of the myNKY vision to promote vibrant communities, The Catalytic Fund and The Center for Great Neighborhoods (The Center) are bringing the Nano Grant program back to Dayton for a second year. Up to four $250 grants will be awarded to people who live or work in Dayton and have creative ideas to bring their community together.
The purpose of the Nano Grant program is to support creative place-making ideas created by local residents, students or workers that bring Northern Kentuckians together, build a sense of community, celebrate our differences and foster community pride.
In 2016, Dayton Nano Grant recipients created the Stories of Dayton event, interacted with the community as the Slush Puppie inventor, celebrated Fowl Weather with a sidewalk painting project and hosted a video contest to promote the city.
Bob Yoder, Min Street Director for Dayton, is excited to have this program back in his city. “The creative projects that came out of last year’s grant program were very inspiring and generated a lot of community engagement,” he says.
The Cataltyic Fund and The Center have committed to provide three grants to Pendleton County this year.
An informational session about the grants and the application process will be held on Tues. April 25 at 7:00 pm at the YMCA building, 625 2nd Ave. Applications will be open from April 26 through May 31. For more information, please visit www.myNKYVibrancyGrants.org .
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About the myNKY plan: The myNKY community vision and vie-year work plan was launched in 2015 with input from over 10,000 residents and community leaders. It has four goals in the areas of Education, Health, Jobs and Community Vibrancy. Visit www.skywardnky.org to learn more.