Target: Facilitate neighborhood entry signage and placemaking.
Current performance: On Track
Tallahassee has unique and diverse neighborhoods. The City of Tallahassee’s objective is to highlight that uniqueness by facilitating placemaking through entry signage. These projects celebrate the individual communities’ identity, express their culture, and foster social cohesion. Placemaking through entry signage is a way to preserve the unique characteristics of neighborhoods. The City currently operates two grant programs that offer funding for neighborhood signage and other placemaking initiatives.
- The Neighborhood Partnership Grant (NPG) program is funded by the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and administered by Neighborhood Affairs, offers grants up to $5000 to neighborhoods located within the Greater Frenchtown/Southside CRA District. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first serve basis for projects that improve physical and public safety conditions within a neighborhood.
- The Vibrant Neighborhoods Grant (VNG) program, also funds neighborhood signage and small-scale physical improvements, which must be done in the public rights of way or on common property owned/controlled by neighborhood/homeowners’ association. The VNG program is open to all neighborhoods within the City limits.
In FY2022, the City awarded six VNG grants totaling over $9,599 to fund neighborhood signage, beautification, and community enhancements projects. Currently, there are two awards pending for the NPG grant totaling $15,000. The City will continue to support neighborhood signage and placemaking projects through these programs.
Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: August 2022.