The Neighborhood Support Fund is provided and administered by the City’s Dept of Community and Economic Development


Amount: $7,987

2021 NSP Review Committee Members:

Avondale Community Council

Mt. Auburn Community Council

California Community Council

Mt. Lookout Community Council

Camp Washington Community Council

Pleasant Ridge Community Council

Lower Price Hill Community Council

Roselawn Community Council

Mt. Adams Civic Association


2021 NSP Review Committee Meeting Schedule

To comply with the COVID-19 pandemic policy, In-Person Review Committee Meetings are Postponed In consideration of schedules and process, proposals will be reviewed and voted on via E-method.  Prior to the Review Committee Dates (listed above), the Review Committee and Community Councils submitting proposals will be informed of the E-review timeline for the Proposal Round (listed below).

Don’t forget the proposals are due PRIOR to the meeting

Proposal Submission Deadline

Review Committee Meeting Date

Friday, October 16th

Tuesday, October 27th

Friday, November 13th

Tuesday, November 24th


No December Meeting

Friday, January 15th

Tuesday, January 26th

Friday, February 12th

Tuesday, February 23rd

Friday, March 12th

Tuesday, March 23rd


Proposal Packets:


About NSP

Click here for Guidelines for more information 

Click here to for Invest in Neighborhoods’ analysis of the Impact of NSP  presented to Budget & Finance Committee 5-2019


The City’s Neighborhood Support Program (NSP) provides annual funding to Community Councils for neighborhood projects and activities. The NSP proposal process is normally open annually beginning in the month of September thru the following March.

What Can Funds Be Used For?

Each approved NSP proposal includes activities/projects designed for successful outcomes that positively impact the neighborhood or community overall. The Cincinnati City Council has determined that the following types of activities are in the best interest of the City and its citizens when carried out by Community Councils:

• Neighborhood Leadership Activities
• Communications
• Neighborhood Improvement Activities
• Educational Activities
• Neighborhood Development & Services
• Problem-Solving Projects
• Other projects or activities improving the quality of life/serve public needs that are consistent with the NSP Guidelines.

Examples of Successful NSP projects include:
• Membership drives
• Newsletters
• Beautification and clean-up activities
• Summer employment or cultural activities for neighborhood youth
• Networking and training workshops for community leaders

Who’s Eligible?
The Neighborhood Support Program is an annual process open the 51 City recognized Community Councils

Recognized Community Councils must:
• Adhere to the NSP Guidelines and the democratic operation of its Community Council.

Each Council must submit the following when applying for NSP funds:
• Proof of Non-Profit Registration with the Ohio Secretary of State.
• Certificate of Liability Insurance proving the Council has secured Directors & Officers and General Liability insurance. The City of Cincinnati is an additional named insured on the policy.**
• Community Council Bylaws or Constitution – if updated within the past year.
• Annual Election Meeting Minutes & Sign-In Sheets
• Meeting Minutes & Sign-In Sheets from the meeting where the NSP Proposal was introduced, reviewed and voted on by the Neighborhood – including all residents, regardless of Council membership.
• Authorized Signature Form
• Community Profile

NSP Proposal Review Process:
A Community Council’s NSP proposal must be approved by residents living within that neighborhood prior to making a presentation to the NSP Review Committee. The NSP Review Committee is comprised of representatives from 9 Community Councils. Each Review Committee serves a 13-month term. Members of the committee serve as a peer review group for all


**Note:  if your Council participates in IIN’s Insurance Aggregation Program, you do not need to  send your certificate;  IIN provides the list and all of the Certificates to the City

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