Neighborhood Grants

Community Action Project (CAP) Grant

The Hampton Neighborhood Commission Community Action Project (CAP) Grant stimulates grassroots community efforts and encourages groups to come together to make Hampton’s neighborhoods better places to live, work, and play. The goals of the CAP Grant Program are to improve communication and partnerships within the community, involve new members in community activities, and enhance the quality of life of Hampton’s neighborhoods. The maximum grant amount is $2,000 per project.

Hampton neighborhood organizations and neighborhood-serving organizations with a tax identification number (EIN Number) are eligible to apply. If you don’t have an EIN, it is very easy to obtain one, please visit  and follow the instructions. If you have any issues obtaining an EIN, please contact us (See contact information below).

Eligible projects may include, but not limited to:

  • Projects that increase the feeling of safety in the neighborhood such as fire safety education, disaster preparedness programs, and neighborhood watch outreach, etc.
  • Projects that improve the workings of existing neighborhood organizations such as board training and development, membership recruitment, and outreach tools (brochures, newsletters, resident directories).
  • Projects may include inter-generational tutoring programs, senior citizen educational programs, neighborhood music or arts events and some outdoor or recreational activities.

Once the project is complete the grant recipient must complete a close-out report form 30 after project is complete and this report must be submitted it before reapplying for any additional funding. Also it is strongly recommended you review the Neighborhood Development Fund Policy available on our website or you may contact our office directly (See contact information below).

Application Submission

Be sure to submit at least 90 days prior to your project, or you may not receive funding in time. Applications are accepted from Oct to May although activities may occur throughout the year.

You May Submit Your Application by Mail, Fax, Email, or in Person to:

City of Hampton Neighborhood Commission
C/O Jasmine Bryson
Housing & Neighborhood Services Division
Community Development Department
22 Lincoln St., 5th Floor - Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: (757) 727-6140 - Fax: (757) 728-2449   Email:

Other Neighborhood Grants

  • Curb Appeal program for homeowners in certain neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Improvement Grant offers funding for projects that involve physical improvements to public property. Read the grant policies and download an application. See what projects have received money. 
  • The Neighborhood Development Fund offers funds for short-term collaborative projects that are social in nature. Read the policy and download and application.

Additional Information

The Neighborhood Commission also offers the Neighborhood Improvement Fund Grant for physical improvements to public property, such as:

  • Neighborhood Entryway Improvements 
  • Safety and Prevention 
  • Community Enhancements 
  • Recreational, Educational & Cultural Initiatives
  • Beautification, Minor Neighborhood Improvement

The Neighborhood Commission is currently working on changing the Neighborhood Improvement Fund Grant application and policy. Please contact the Housing and Neighborhood Services Division for more information by calling (757) 727-6140 or send an email to Jasmine Bryson at