To enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission has established four Community Investment Programs: the Neighborhood Community Investment Program (NCIP), the Neighborhood Community Investment Grant Program (NCIGP), the Business Community Investment Program (BCIP), and the Business Community Investment Grant Program (BCIGP).
The goal of these programs is to provide matching grant funds for the construction of community improvements in the City’s right-of-ways that beautify neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for those who live, work, and visit the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Neighborhood Associations can earn 500 points for each Citizens Volunteer Corps (CVC) project completed, which can be redeemed as matching funds when applying for the City’s neighborhood/business grants. Points can also be earned by volunteering at annual service days through the Neighbor Volunteer Office (NVO). For a complete list points see below.
The NCIP/NCIGP may award up to $450,000 in funding per year based upon the quality of the projects. Examples of community improvement projects that have been completed with the help of NCIP/NCIGP funding include neighborhood entranceway monuments, neighborhood identification signs, enhanced neighborhood parks, and streetscapes. Neighborhoods are encouraged to apply for up to $35,000 of matching grant funds for the construction of community improvements to enhance their community.
The BCIP/BCIGP may award up to $90,000 in funding per year based upon the quality of the projects. Examples of community improvement projects that have been completed with the help of BCIP/BCIGP funding include entranceway signage, streetscapes, decorative lighting, sidewalks, curbing, and brick paver crosswalks. Businesses are encouraged to apply for up to $22,500 of matching grant funds for the construction of community improvements to enhance their community.
NCIP/BCIP Application Forms and Instructions
The NCIP/BCIP applications are interactive pdf forms that may be downloaded to your computer and completed electronically. They may also be printed and completed by hand or by using a typewriter.
NCIP/BCIP Technical Assistance Workshop
There is no charge to attend the workshop and reservations are not required. For more information, call (954) 828-6656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions or Assistance
If you have any questions or need assistance with the interactive, fillable .pdf application forms, please contact Maria Basrawala at (954) 828-6656 or e-mail email@example.com