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 [email protected] 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. 

Submission Deadline

Review Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 16th

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


About NSP

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
• 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 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

  1. Applicant Information
  2. EEO Statement and Information
  3. NSP Vote
  4. Persons authorized to handle funds
  5. Signed Verification
  6. Documentation
    1. Please attach the following to all new proposals:
      1. 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
    2. Please attach the following to all new proposals only if changed between July 31 and the submission due date
      1. Proof of Active Status with the Ohio Secretary of State
      2. Certificate of Liability Insurance & D&O**
      3. Community Council Bylaws or Constitution
      4. Council Profile (new Board members, change of mailing address, meeting location, or time)

**Note:  if your Council participates in IIN’s Insurance Aggregation Program, you do not need to send your certificate

Section II: Proposal Forms

  1. Summary List of Proposed Projects
  2. Total Summary Budget (all projects)
  3. Detailed Project Description (1 per project)
  4. Detailed Project Budget (1 per project)

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. 
Contact:  [email protected]

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