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Covington pushes back neighborhood grant application deadline to Dec. 30

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 19:25:56-05

COVINGTON, Ky. — The city of Covington has pushed back the deadline to submit applications for up to $5,000 in neighborhood grants.

The grant program, created in 2018, is designed to give neighborhood associations a chance to identify and fund small projects in the community. Some past projects include solar-powered lights in Levassor Park, a drinking fountain in George Rogers Clark Park in Historic Licking Riverside and sidewalk planters at Latonia’s Ritte’s Corner, according to a news release.

The city decided to change the deadline from Monday to Dec. 30 as COVID-19 challenges have canceled many neighborhood meetings and made communication difficult.

“We want the initiative to be successful, so the extension seemed like an obvious solution to get more applications,” Neighborhood Services Director Ken Smith said in a release. “The bottom line is that people just need more time.”

Covington has also hired The Center for Great Neighborhoods to help it administer the program.

There are two types of grants associations can apply for: small grants ($250 to $1,500) and large grants ($1,501 to $5,000).

Find more information on applying for the grants here.