The City of Lancaster announced today that the High Foundation and the Lancaster Community Foundation have awarded over $100,000 to the City of Lancaster Department of Neighborhood Engagement and the Community Action Partnership (CAP) to support several programs that strengthen Lancaster city neighborhoods.
The Lancaster Community Foundation awarded the Department of Neighborhood Engagement a $20,000 grant for the Neighborhood Leaders Academy program. The Neighborhood Leaders Academy is a training program that educates community members on the resources available to them through the City to help spur positive change in their neighborhoods. Participants are provided funds to be used to complete a project in their neighborhood that was developed throughout the program.
The High Foundation awarded the Department of Neighborhood Engagement $30,000 for the Love Your Block program. Love Your Block is a mini-grant program that allows community members to apply for funding to complete a project in their neighborhood that addresses blight remediation and litter reduction. Previously, the grant opportunities were limited to neighborhoods in the southeast. This grant will allow the program to expand throughout all of Lancaster City.
The High Foundation also awarded the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP) $76,500 for their emergency housing program. In collaboration with the Department of Neighborhood Engagement and the City of Lancaster, this program ensures that housing is available for residents who are displaced by emergency situations.