Since 2008, the City of Dayton has awarded over $730,000 to neighborhood groups and business associations through the Neighborhood Mini-Grant program. 

For questions, please contact Verletta Jackson at or 937-333-3288.


Grants totaling $102,098 were awarded to the following 23 neighborhood projects. 

  • Burkhardt Springfield Community Association: Burkhardt Festival
  • Downtown Dayton Partnership: Urban Arts Intersection
  • Downtown Priority Board: Wagtown Dog Trail and Barking Spots
  • Grafton Hill Association: Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow
  • Grafton Grows Green: Community Garden
  • Greater Old North Dayton Business Association: National Night Out & Taste of Old North Dayton
  • Historic Huffman Neighborhood Association: Spirit of Huffman Tour
  • Innerwest Priority Board: Annual Art Day

Neighborhood Mural Mini Grant

  • Linden Heights Neighborhood Association: Highland Park Restoration
  • Oregon District Business Association: Taste of Oregon
  • Oregon Historic District Society: Grand Holiday Tour of Homes
  • Jane Reece Neighborhood Association: Improving Sustainability for the Salem Garden
  • Preservation Dayton, Inc.: Walking Tour Brochure and App
  • Salem Avenue Peace Corridor: Gateway Improvements
  • Twin Towers Neighborhood Association: 2019-A New Beginning
  • Wright Dunbar Business Association: Banner Project

The following 7 projects were extended to 2021 due to COVID-19:

  • Belmont Eastmont Hearthstone Community Council: Nordale Bark Trail and Park Improvements
  • Carillon Civic Council: Rediscover Carillon
  • DeWeese Ridgecrest Civic Association: 7th Annual Art in the Garden Affaire
  • FROC Priority Board: Neighbors Wellness Outreach
  • Greater Edgemont Community Coalition: Children’s Garden 
  • Longest Table Dayton: Longest Table Community Dinners
  • Wesley Community Center: Community Garden