NEW ANNOUNCEMENT– NSP FINAL REPORT has been published.
Please find all necessary forms and then some here, NSP Reporting and Documentation
Amount: $7,638 per Council
Expenditures deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Final reports due in September
(for FY2022 Guidelines: NSP Guidelines)
2022 NSP Review Committee Members:
|Corryville Community Council||Hartwell Improvement Association|
|East End Area Council||Mt Airy Town Council|
|East Price Hill Improvement Association||Over-the-Rhine Community Council|
|East Walnut Hills Improvement Association||Pendleton Neighborhood Council|
|Evanston Community Council||Westwood Civic Association|
2022 NSP Review Committee Meeting Schedule
Proposals should be emailed to NSP@investinneighborhoods.com by 4 pm the day of the submission deadline. If there are technical issues, please reach out to Invest in Neighborhoods PRIOR to the deadline.
Review Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 28th
Friday, October 8th
Tuesday, October 26th
Friday, November 12th
Tuesday, November 23rd
No December Meeting
Friday, January 14th
Tuesday, January 25th
Friday, February 11th
Tuesday, February 22nd
Friday, March 11th
Tuesday, March 22nd
NSP General Training: NSP General Training 8.25.21
Click here for Invest in Neighborhoods’ analysis of the Impact of NSP presented to Budget & Finance Committee 5-2019
NSP Guidelines (NSP Guidelines)
Proposal Packets: (NSP Proposal Packet)
Reporting and Documentation: (NSP Reporting and Documentation)
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
• 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
• Beautification and clean-up activities
• Summer employment or cultural activities for neighborhood youth
• Networking and training workshops for community leaders
The Neighborhood Support Program is an annual process open to the City’s recognized Community Councils
Community Councils must:
• Adhere to the NSP Guidelines and the democratic operation of its Community Council.
NSP Proposal Process:
A Community Council’s NSP proposal must be approved in an open meeting which includes residents living within that neighborhood, regardless of membership status, prior to making a presentation to the NSP Review Committee.
Proposals are submitted prior to the Review Committee Meeting. The opportunity will be given to Councils to revise their proposals prior to the Review Committee Meeting. The Review Committee votes to recommend the approval of the proposals.
Directions & Supplemental Information
Helpful information when completing the Proposal Forms
Each Council must submit the following when applying for NSP funds:
Section I: Applicant Information & Documentation
**Note: if your Council participates in IIN’s Insurance Aggregation Program, you do not need to send your certificate
Section III: Amendments
Formal and Informal Amendments
The City of Cincinnati currently contracts with a 3rd party agency, Invest in Neighborhoods (IIN), to administer the Neighborhood Support Fund.