Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB)


The Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) is made up of a group of individuals from each ward that provide support and guidance to neighborhoods and other organizations regarding the possibility of receiving a grant. The NAB member works with any group within their ward to provide guidance from start to finish and make sure all questions are answered; issues are solved; and their end goal is achieved.

The NAB grant is a tool to help groups obtain funding for many types of projects, events, functions that will enhance their area, and bring people together in a positive setting. The creativity is endless in how the funds are spent as long as they follow the simple guidelines within the application. At the end of their project a “Final Report” is due on what the funds were spent on, information on the event, how many attending, and the impact it had on the group. This report is mandatory from each participating group so we can track how the funds are spent and whether the project was beneficial.

The grant cycle begins in the fall which gives each group time to plan their projects and “fine tune” any changes before submitting their application in the spring and checks distribution is in May.


  • 5:30 PM
  • Meets the third Thursday of every month
  • Foster Center; 200 N. Foster Ave. Lansing, MI 48912

​Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Staff Contact

Marilyn Plummer
Community Outreach Coordinator

To Contact The Board



2018-2019 Neighborhood Grants Forms
  1. Register Your Civic Organization
  2. 2018-2019 Neighborhood Grants Application
  3.  2019 Neighborhoods In Bloom
  4. 2019 BWL Tree Planting Program

 Any registered civic organization or active neighborhood watch can apply for a neighborhood grant. Neighborhood organizations, associations and watches are the preferred grant recipients. All projects must impact a neighborhood in the City of Lansing. Your organization will be notified if you have been selected to receive a grant or if your application was denied. Once the project has been completed your organization is required to complete the Grant Final Report and return it to the Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement by September 30, 2019 at 5 p.m.

For additional information please follow this contact Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement

2017 Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board Grant Summary