City of Sarasota – Neighborhoods  

Neighborhood Grant Program

The Neighborhood Partnership Grant Program is designed to assist and strengthen the City of Sarasota neighborhood associations and improve the quality of life within City neighborhoods. Neighborhood Partnership Grants are offered twice per fiscal year Fall and Spring. 

Past Neighborhood Partnership Grants have funded:  Newsletters, Crime Watch, Public Landscape Improvements, Neighborhood Entry Signage, Meeting Signs, Membership Drives, Safety Programs, T-Shirts, Special Events and more.

Applications for the Neighborhood Partnership Grant (Cycle A) application for Fiscal Year October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024 are now being taken. The maximum awards for the Neighborhood Partnership Grant program are $2,000 per association with fewer than 1,000 parcels/units and $3,000 per association with 1,000 or more parcels/units. Fifty percent (50%) matching funds or volunteer hours are required.  Associations are eligible to receive funding for one Neighborhood Partnership Grant per fiscal year.  The application deadline for this Cycle was Monday, August 28, 2023, by 4:00 PM.

If your neighborhood association has not participated in the grant program in the past or you have grant related questions, please set up an appointment with Nancy Kelly prior to the submittal deadline.

Click on button below to obtain the 2023-2024 (Cycle A) Neighborhood Partnership Application

Community Building Grant Program

The Community Building grant is offered for neighborhood associations to support community gatherings, celebrations or special events.  Eligible funding projects include: supplies, entertainment, printing, food, beverages (excluding alcohol), and permitting fees in conjunction with neighborhood festivals/celebrations.  There is no application deadline for this ongoing program and the maximum amount is $250.00.

To obtain an application for the Community Building Grant, email:

Sarasota County Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Initiative Grant Program

  • Neighborhood Services offers grants (up to $10,000) to neighborhoods that are willing to match funding through cash, in-kind donations, professional labor or volunteer hours.  Project Ideas and Application Information


  • A list of resources that answer some of the questions most frequently asked by
    neighborhoods (and residents).
  • The next Sarasota County Neighborhood Initiative Grant, Cycle 37 (2024) starts in December, but requires attending a mandatory information session.  See our post for more information.

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