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

Additional Reporting and Documentation


2023 NSP Interim Report: 

FY 23 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, 2024

Online Form: NSP Interim Report FY23 Online Form

Word Doc: Neighborhood Support Program Interim Report Form FY23


2023 NSP Review Committee Members:

Clifton Town MeetingNorth Avondale Neighborhood Association
Columbia Tusculum Community Council Sayler Park Village Council
East Westwood Improvement AssociationSpring Grove Village Community Council
Kennedy Heights Community CouncilWest 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. 

Submission 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

  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 Packet

       Submission, Directions, & Supplemental Information

  1. Total Summary Budget (all projects)
  2. Detailed Project Description (each per project)
  3. Detailed Project Budget (each per project)


You may make changes to your original proposal via Formal Amendments or Informal amendments:
Section III: Amendments
Formal and Informal Amendments


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 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
• 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.



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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