City of Lincoln
2005 Media Releases
Lincoln Mayor Coleen J. Seng and the City Parks and Recreation Department will award grants from the Community Action Program (formerly called the Self-Help Program) to 15 neighborhood associations and community organizations February 10. The presentations will be made during the Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable meeting, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 113 at the County City Building.
“This grants program continues to play a major role in improving our parks system,” said Mayor Seng. “I want to thank the volunteers who are willing to invest their time in these neighborhood projects.” Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson said more than $55,000 in project requests were submitted for the $45,000 available through the Community Action Program.
The Community Action Program is funded through City general tax revenues and is approved by the City Council each year as part of the City budget process. The program typically provides funding for equipment and materials, and volunteers provide labor. Projects must be constructed on publicly owned property or involve programs available to the general public. The criteria for choosing which projects are funded include locations, neighborhood support for the project and consistency with park plans.
The following groups will receive Community Action Program funding for 2005: