Amount: $7,375 per Council
Expenditures deadline:  JAN 14, 2025
Final reports due in FEB 14, 2025

for FY24 Guidelines: NSP Guidelines
for FY24 Proposal Packets: NSP Proposal Packet


Additional Reporting and Documentation

2024 NSP Submission Deadlines & 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. 

Submission Deadline

Review Committee Date (6 pm)

Friday, February 9

Tuesday, February 20 **

Friday, March 8

Tuesday, March 19 **

Friday, April 12

Tuesday, April 23

Friday, May 10

Tuesday, May 21

Friday, June 7

Tuesday, June 18

** you might not be able to get the check in hand that day if the City has not sent the $$ to Invest, however, you can still submit and sign contract;  the signed contract date is the execution date – all spending made from that day can be reimbursed when you receive the NSP funds

2024 NSP Review Committee Members:

College Hill ForumOakley Community Council
Downtown Residents CouncilSedamsville Civic Association
Hyde Park Neighborhood CouncilWalnut Hills Area Council
Madisonville Community CouncilWinton Hills Community Council
North Fairmount Community Council 

please note:  Councils on the Review Committee are required to participate in Review Committee meetings and review Formal Amendments as they come in.  If your Council does not participate, you forfeit the following years’ NSP. Designate a ‘back-up’ to attend if the NSP Manager is unable to

Proposals:  Directions and Forms

NSP General Training sign up: (training for FY24 proposals is finished)

2024 NSP Interim Report: 

FY 24 Qt

Reporting Period

Interim Report Due date:


Jan 1 through Mar 31

April 8th


Apr 1 through Jun 30

July 8th


Jul 1 through Sep 30

October 7th


Oct 1 through Dec 31

January 8th, 2025

Online Form:
NSP Interim Report  Online Form

Word Doc: Neighborhood Support Program Interim Report Form

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)

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 February through June.

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:
• Community Events
• 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.



The City of Cincinnati currently contracts with a 3rd party agency, Invest  in Neighborhoods (IIN), to administer the Neighborhood Support Fund. 
Contact:  nsp@investinneighborhoods.com

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