Community Action Project (CAP) GrantThe 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 https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online 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).
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.
- Download Community Action Project (CAP) Grant application
- Learn more about Hampton's Outdoor Special Events Permits
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Neighborhood Grants
Additional InformationThe 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 email@example.com.