Northwest Neighbors was a 2021 recipient of a Community Foundation of Northern Illinois neighborhood grant. (Photo provided by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois)
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ROCKFORD — Northwest HomeStart and The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois are accepting applications for the annual Neighborhood Grants Program.

Applications for the program — which is open to neighborhood-based groups and nonprofit organizations in Boone, Winnebago, Ogle and Stephenson counties — are being accepted until 5 p.m. April 4.

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The program funds projects that can include beautification, crime prevention, surveys, cleanups, newsletters, organizing, reforestation and education. The maximum amount for each grant is $2,500. Awards will be announced in April.

Applications must be submitted through CFNIL’s online grants application portal. HomeStart administers the Neighborhood Grants Program, including awarding the grant funds. To learn more about the program, view grant guidelines, and start your application, visit:

The CFNIL has operated a neighborhood grants program since 1995, distributing more than $775,000. This is the sixth year CFNIL and HomeStart are collaborating to better extend the opportunity to the four-county region.

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