Amount: $9,872 per Council
Expenditures deadline: JAN 14, 2024
Final reports due in FEB 14, 2024
for FY2023 Guidelines: NSP Guidelines
for FY23 Proposal Packets: NSP Proposal Packets
2023 NSP Review Committee Members:
|Clifton Town Meeting||North Avondale Neighborhood Association|
|Columbia Tusculum Community Council||Sayler Park Village Council|
|East Westwood Improvement Association||Spring Grove Village Community Council|
|Kennedy Heights Community Council||West Price Hill Community Council|
|Mt Washington 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
2023 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
Friday, Jan 13th
Tuesday, January 24th **
Friday, Feb 10th
Tuesday, Feb 21th **
Friday, March 10th
Tuesday, March 21st
Friday, April 14th
Tuesday, April 25th
Friday, May 12th
Tuesday, May 23th
Friday, June 9th
Tuesday, June 20th
** 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
NSP General Training sign up: NSP training registration
NSP Proposal Process:
NOTE: you may NOT submit for FY23 until your FY22 has been APPROVED
A Community Council’s NSP proposal must be approved in an open meeting which includes any 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.
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
Submission, Directions, & Supplemental Information
You may make changes to your original proposal via Formal Amendments or Informal amendments:
Section III: Amendments
Formal and Informal Amendments
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 January 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
• 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.
The City of Cincinnati currently contracts with a 3rd party agency, Invest in Neighborhoods (IIN), to administer the Neighborhood Support Fund.