Due to staffing reductions as a result of budget cuts in 2009 and 2010, Department of Neighborhoods has reduced the Small and Simple application cycles from three to two in 2010. However, the amount of funding for projects has not changed.

Groups anticipating project work starting this spring or summer should apply in the January cycle. The deadline for completed project applications is January 11; awards for the January cycle will be announced in mid-March. The second cycle’s deadline will be July 12; awards for the July cycle will be announced in mid-September. For more information,┬ávisit neighborhood matching fund.