Applications for the 2018-2019 Neighborhood Partnership Program are now available. The Neighborhood Partnership Program provides an opportunity for residents, property owners, renters, schools, businesses, nonprofits, churches, local government, community organizations and others to work together, identify issues, organize activities and projects and leverage additional resources. Whether it's graffiti, vandalism, park clean-up, hunger, support for kids or educational opportunities, the Partnership focuses on the neighborhood's strengths to solve problems.
Community groups, neighborhood associations, and groups of neighborhoods can apply for City support for a two-year Neighborhood Partnership in a defined geographic area. The applications are evaluated by a committee of City staff from various departments and scored based on demonstrated neighborhood need, definable measurable goals and readiness of partners to address them.
Applications are available at: www.cityofsalem.net/neighbor or 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 305. They are due November 1, 2017.
The Neighborhood Partnership Program has increased crime prevention efforts, education and empowerment of citizens, cleaner streets and parks, and thousands of dollars in leveraged contributions. Neighbors and community partners report more neighbors talking to and watching out for one another, as well as enhanced awareness of resources and improved neighborhood livability.
Through the Neighborhood Partnership Program, Salem neighbors and community partners have been making a difference where they live and work since 1997. In addition to providing support to the neighborhood associations, the City of Salem collaborates with two neighborhood areas through the Neighborhood Partnership Program.
City staff are available to provide more information to groups and individuals interested in this opportunity.