The City of Cincinnati Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund is designed to support and encourage community-based efforts to improve safety, eliminate blight, and increase livability through neighborhood-level problem-solving approaches and projects. There are now two different funding opportunities, the Safe & Clean Grant and the Safe & Clean Accelerate Grant. This grant is managed through Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
The Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund was established in 2007 to supply matching support for community-led initiatives that improve safety in Cincinnati neighborhoods. Over $750,000 has been awarded for Safe and Clean Projects including; lighting, security cameras, landscaping, murals, public art, water fixtures, community gardens, and more! In 2022-2023, the City of Cincinnati is investing an additional $500,000 in the Safe and Clean Neighborhood Fund (Safe & Clean Accelerate Grant). The ongoing annual investment of $50,000 (Safe & Clean Grant) will continue as usual during this period.
Application deadlines are the first Friday in June, September, December, and March. Guidelines have recently changed, please review for more information. Check out our past projects and application page to learn more!
Power Point Presentation: Click Here
Previously Approved Projects: Click Here
Upcoming Safe & Clean application deadlines:
Application Guidelines: Click Here
Budget Worksheet: Click Here
Application Documentation: Click Here