Approved Projects

City approved – Home Improvement projects

Cleaning and greening

Front yard chain link fence removal / replacement through a list of approved contractors (preferably from the neighborhood) to be supplied by the City

Removal of window bars from street-facing windows through a list of approved contractors (preferably from the neighborhood) to be supplied by the City

Landscaping (preferably drought resistant native species not requiring irrigation).

Blight removal such as trash and junk removal, removal of dilapidated sheds and other accessory structures, painting, and neighborhood cleanup activities

Specific Home Improvement & Safety Projects Approved by Mini-Grant Program

Repair/replace garage doors

Replace front gutters & downspouts

Add a garbage can enclosure

Trim trees or high hedges

 Set up security cameras

Add a security screen front door

Replace a drip and irrigation system

Replace the lawn with artificial turf or drought resistant landscaping

Install a wheelchair accessible ramp

Replace/repair front driveway

 City approved – Community Building Projects

 Sense of community

Block parties

Startup activities for neighborhood watch and other crime prevention trainings and meeting

Food and other expenses for neighborhood gatherings

Supplies and other support for cross-cultural dialogues and interactions

Activities promoting the use of public space for community building

Community Building Projects supporting other Belle Haven Visioning priorities

 Youth development and mentoring activities

Recreation activities

Activities to expand partnerships with local businesses


Specific Community Building projects Approved by Mini-Grant Program

National Night Out

Science in the Park

STEAM Workshop

Little Lending Library (free book swap)

Girl Scout Troop

Contributed to Boys & Girls Club transportation for  an out-of-town learning activity

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) events

AfterWards Community Picnic

Funded a neighbor’s fence  adjacent to the Community Garden entrance

Musical instruments for Beechwood School

Health Connected Belle Haven Parent Talk and Family Talk Workshops