Through the Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) Austin residents can work together to enhance the places they live, work, and play. Over 60 community-initiated projects have been completed since the program first launched in 2010.

Three different Neighborhood Partnering Projects: A mural at Downs Field, a slide at the Loewy Family Playground, and the Adelphi Acres community garden

Partner with us to build a project that benefits your community. We can create something new, add to or update what’s already there. Here are a few project examples to get you started, but we’re always open to new ideas, and we’d love to hear yours! 

We can help your neighborhood…

Get Creative with public art instillations, like murals or mosaics.

Make Green Spaces with park improvements, rain gardens, or new mini parks.

Celebrate Places by enhancing trail access or installing gateway signs.

Stay Connected with trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other ways to keep you moving safely.

Grow Roots with community gardens and landscaping of public space.

Innovate with a project unlike those listed above!

 

Program Requirements 

All proposed projects must:

  • Be on City-owned property or right of way.
  • Demonstrate the support of neighbors and those impacted by the project.
  • Be accessible to the public and benefit the community.
  • Be submitted by a local group, such as a neighborhood association, community organization or other non-profit entity.

 

Program Types: Ways We Can Help 

Neighborhood Cost Share Program: The City helps local groups fund, develop, and construct their small to medium-sized projects on City-owned property. In turn, local groups help with “cost-sharing" and project maintenance. Cost-sharing can be made through cash, donated materials, labor, or with volunteer hours.

Adopt-A-Median Program:  Not just for medians anymore! Groups can enter into an agreement with the City to beautify, enhance and maintain a median, roadside, underpass, wall, or right of way. This program does not include funding.

Grant Assistance Program:  The City provides funds to help meet the matching requirements of a grant that you’ve received or are applying for with an outside entity other than the City of Austin.  

Application Deadlines

Adopt-A-Median and Grant Assistance Program applications are accepted throughout the year.

Neighborhood Cost Share Program applications are considered twice yearly.

      Completed applications are due June 1st and October 1st of each year.

Contact us as soon as possible to make sure your project meets the application deadline. NPP works with groups on their applications before the due date.

Email us or request an application to start turning your vision into reality. 

 

Want to Learn More?

Project proposals are evaluated on community participation, cost-sharing, quality of life enhancement, incorporation of City initiatives, and geographic distribution.

 

Watch the Neighborhood Partnering Program video in English

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Vea el video del Neighborhood Partnering Program en español:

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