Board authorizes grant funds for neighborhood projectsPosted June 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Filed Under: BCA News, Village Mill
By Wendy Parker
Last week, the BCA Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution proposed by Director Keith McGinniss to establish a BCA grant program for the purpose of funding community and neighborhood improvement projects on Brandermill open space.
In addition, the BCA Board voted to appropriate $7,500 in the 2010 budget for the grant program. According to Director McGinniss, the program will encourage volunteerism, promote community involvement, harness ideas of association members, improve the appearance and value of Brandermill, and build a stronger sense of community.
Director McGinniss says neighbors will be able to apply for grants for between $100 to $2,500 to fund projects that will benefit areas in their neighborhoods. He foresees projects such as: beautification of a cul-de-sac island, median, or neighborhood entrance; installation of trash receptacles on a walking trail; or small improvements to any of the parks.
BCA staff will work out the details of a grant application and establish guidelines for the awarding and execution of grants.