Next cycle available for Sarasota County neighborhood initiative grants, with seminars planned to provide details

Program awards up to $10,000 in matching funds for a single neighborhood

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“Sarasota County’s Neighborhood Services team is preparing to educate and inspire residents for the next round of neighborhood initiative grant opportunities, which assists neighborhoods in improving their leadership, character, safety, health or environment,” the county has announced.

Over the past year, a wide variety of projects won funding — an entry sign overhaul for Englewood Isles, storm drain marking in Gulf Gate, the removal of invasive plant species in Orchid Oaks, the installation of a pollinator garden in Palmer Ranch, and aquatic plantings in Lakeshore Village, a news release notes. 

The program awards up to $10,000 in matching funds to a single neighborhood, the release points out.

Applicants looking to pursue a neighborhood grant must attend a two-hour application seminar to be eligible, the release adds. Five seminars will be offered between Nov. 25 and Dec. 17 at locations throughout Sarasota County.

For more information, or to register for an application seminar, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit the Neighborhood Services webpages on the county website,