City of Lima hands out mini-grants


LIMA — The City of Lima granted six neighborhood impact mini-grants last week to fund a series of neighborhood projects aiming to make a street-level impact on communities throughout city.

Awardees include the Central Lima Neighborhood Association, the Allen County Master Gardeners and The Wheelhouse. An expanded activated challenge grant, sponsored through Activate Allen County, was also awarded through the city’s mini-grant program to County Club Hills Neighborhood Association, Youth for Christ/Rally Point Youth Center, Legacy Link and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Association.

The mini-grants offered by the city provide $500 to fund neighborhood projects taking place in the week starting Sept. 1. Additionally, Activate Allen County provided an extra $6,000 to be disbursed alongside the city’s mini-grant thanks to a Paramount Health Advantage sponsorship.

Projects to be funded by the grant program include stocking the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pond with fish, putting together neighborhood welcome packets and providing a program at the new South Jackson Community Garden.

Those interested in the city’s mini-grant program can contact the city’s neighborhood specialist, Autumn Swanson, at 419-221-5177.

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