Community Programming

The Department of Neighborhoods is proud to host and support a number of annual community programs that demonstrate the values of community. For more information call 614-645-1993

Where will you find the flat Mobile City Hall?(PDF, 5MB)

New American Civic Integration Seed Fund

The Civic Integration Seed Grant is a new component of the New American Program. Grants made via the Seed Fund will help to create access to funding for New American serving organizations and foster community building, youth engagement, and strengthen organizations to effectively serve new arrivals.  

Virtual Informational (Question & Answer) Session: June 5th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm, if you like to attend the virtual session please email at

Click here to apply for the grant

Click here to download the required budget document

Click here to view the informational sheet about the grant opportunity(PDF, 259KB)

Funding to Support National Night Out 2024!

The Department of Neighborhoods and Columbus City Council are pleased to share with you the opportunity to apply for grant funding to support your 2024 National Night Out event.  This annual community-building event held on August 6, 2024, promotes neighborhood camaraderie and police-community partnerships to make our neighborhoods safer, and more caring places to live. 

To apply for funding please use the following link to submit your application online: Please note that a non-profit 501c3 organization must receive the grant. 

Your application must include:

  1. A brief statement of interest: Your brief statement of interest should include estimated attendance and a summary of your plans for the event including any new or special activities. 
  2. An itemized budget: Your itemized budget should list the items for which grant funding will cover.  The maximum grant amount is $1,000.00. Please note, that receipts must be submitted and signed by two persons illustrating the purchases that were made.   
  3. W-9 Form: The non-profit organization’s EIN number should be used. 

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 31st at 5:00 p.m.  Organizations will be notified by June 17th.  At that time, those selected for funding will be given information on the next steps to receive payment.  

Learn more by attending the online information session on May 6th or schedule an in-person session at a Neighborhood Pride Center on May 7th, 9th, 10th, or 15th.  Please register online using the following link: or contact Gale Gray at or (614) 645-1950 or to sign up. Gale can also assist with any other questions about this grant opportunity that you may have. 

We look forward to celebrating National Night Out 2024 with you and your community! 

MLK 2024 MLK March and Celebration

January 15, 2024

Thank you for joining us at the annual MLK Day March & Program! Click here to watch the program recording.


Rise Up Rise Up CBUS!

April-September 2024

Rise Up CBUS! is back for an exciting schedule of events in 2024! Join us beginning in April for more exciting community events coming to a neighborhood near you.

NBP 2 Neighborhood Best Practices Conference

Winter 2024

The Neighborhood Best Practices Conference will take place later this year. Please come back for more information as it becomes available!

MBK Conference My Brother's Keeper Conference

Fall 2024

The My Brother's Keeper Conference will take place later this year. Please come back for more information as it becomes available!


MLK Oratorical

Winter 2024

The 2024 MLK Youth Oratorical Contest will take place later this year. Please come back for more information as it becomes available!