Community Beautification Grant Program
As of March 3rd at 5:00 PM the 2023 application process is now closed.
Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed in March 2024 for funding in 2024.
Yelm, WA — The City of Yelm will be offering grants to neighborhoods, community groups, and local businesses. The program seeks to collaborate with homeowners, residents, and local business owners in the downtown area to beautify and provide improvements in the community. Yelm’s CBP program is accepting applications for project proposals for 2023. This is a competitive grant offering. A grant review committee will score the applications and make the award selection. The committee will then present their recommendations to Yelm City Council for approval in April 2023. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, March 3rd, 2023.
The application can be found here.
Examples of some qualifying projects include community landscaping projects, common space site furnishings, or cleaning up commons areas and areas that are visible to the public. Projects might involve installation of fencing or paths to improve or control access to common areas or parks. Improvements that promote community gathering spots through resting or active areas are also eligible. The grant is intended to provide community value through enhancing aesthetic appeal. Any project designed with these goals at its core, and designed in a way that benefits the community at large rather than one homeowner in particular may qualify.
Final projects must be completed by September 30th, which will give applicants six months to complete projects throughout the spring, summer, and fall.