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Neighborhood initiative grants now available

Sarasota County's Neighborhood Services team is preparing to educate and inspire residents for the next round of neighborhood initiative grant opportunities, which assists neighborhoods in improving their leadership, character, safety, health or environment.

The past year included projects such as an entry sign overhaul at Englewood Isles, storm drain marking in Gulf Gate, the removal of invasive plant species in Orchid Oaks, the installation of a pollinator garden in Palmer Ranch and aquatic plantings in Lakeshore Village. The grants award up to $10,000 in matching funds to a single neighborhood.

Applicants looking to pursue a neighborhood grant must attend a two-hour application seminar to be eligible. Five seminars will be offered between Nov. 25 and Dec. 17, at locations throughout Sarasota County.

For more information, or to register for an application seminar, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.