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7 Days left to support the Beacon SW campaign! 

Beacon SW

Supporters have already raised $34,000 on the way to raise $50,000 through the Patronicity crowdfunding platform to build a KaBOOM playground, a half mile walking path and landscaping around the property.

If the campaign is successful it will trigger a $50,000 matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Patronicity Campaign:

See BEACON FIELD in action HERE  BEACON Field is open for play now!

Neighborhood Grants and Neighborhoods In Bloom

Have a great idea to improve your Lansing neighborhood?  Apply for a Neighborhood Grant to bring it to life.  Find the guidelines and applications

Applications are due February 1, 2019.   

Neighborhood Grant workshop

The next Neighborhood Grant workshop will be held on Thursday January 17th at the Foster Community Center during the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board Meeting. 

Board will meet 5:30pm – 6:30pm and civic organization presentations will begin at 6:30pm.   Civic organizations will have the opportunity to present their grant proposals to the board members and receive feedback to strengthen or clarify the proposal.  Presentations are informal, and no power point will be made available.  You are welcome to bring handouts or other visuals.  The board meeting and all presentations are open and anyone is welcome to attend and listen the proposals from each group.
If your group is interested in presenting to the board, please contact DeLisa Fountain at or 517-483-4051 to reserve one of the 10 minute time slots listed below:
6:30 pm
6:40 pm
6:50 pm
7:00 pm
7:10 pm
7:20 pm
7:30 pm
7:40 pm
7:50 pm
If we have demand for more timeslots we will provide additional opportunities. 
We will also have support hours with staff to answer grant questions or submit your application at the Foster Community Center:
Tuesday January 15th 2:00pm – 5:00pm
During January Neighborhood Roundtables at Foster Community Center:
Thursday January 24th  6:00pm- 7:00pm
Friday January 25th 8:00am – 9:00am
All grant proposals are due by Friday February 1st by 5pm and must be submitted in hard copy to the Department of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement 316 N. Capitol Ave. Suite D1 or by email to
Please note the deadline for grant proposals also includes the BWL Tree Program applications and the Neighborhoods in Bloom program.  All application materials can be found at

If you would like a hard copy of any of the grant materials, please contact DeLisa Fountain at the number above. 

Please note you must register your organization with the City of Lansing to apply for any of these programs.  Registration forms and information are at 

Please contact DeLisa to update any organization contact information on the City of Lansing neighborhood website  


Lansing Rent Smart

Rent Smart is a FREE renter responsibility and education workshop designed to help first-time renters and those who may have poor rental or credit records.  This month-long program consists of four 2-hour weekly interactive courses held at St Luke Lutheran Church, 122 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48912.

2019 Neighborhood Events

1/15 Neighborhood Grant Workshop 6:00pm Foster Community Center
1/24 & 1/25 Neighborhood Roundtables Foster Community Center
2/1 Neighborhood Grants, Neighborhoods in Bloom applications due
2/6 State of the City Address
2/20 Participatory Budget Night Cristo Rey Community Center
2/21 & 2/22 Neighborhood Roundtables
2/23 Walk for Warmth Statewide Fundraiser 
2/26 Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit 4th Ward Sexton High School
2/27 Participatory Budget Night McLaren Hospital Greenlawn Campus Board Room
2/28 Participatory Budget Night Nuthouse Bar & Grille
3/5 Participatory Budget Night Fenner Nature Center
3/28 & 3/29 Neighborhood Roundtables Foster Community Center
4/10 Walking Wednesdays Begin - Each Wednesday through 6/5
4/25 & 4/26 Neighborhood Roundtables
4/30 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit Pattengill Biotech (old Fairview)
5/1 Walking Wednesday Downtown w CADL 
5/11 Neighborhoods in Bloom Corridor Planting Pennsylvania Ave.
5/14 LOVE Lansing Celebration
5/18 Neighborhoods in Bloom Neighborhood Distribution Day

5/18  TCOA 5K Run for the Ages, Hawk Island Park
5/23 & 5/24 Neighborhood Roundtables
6/12 Summer Concerts in the Park Begin
6/27 & 6/28 Neighborhood Roundtables
7/1 Citizens Academy Applications Open
7/25 & 7/26 Neighborhood Roundtables
8/1 Citizens Academy Applications Due
8/22 & 8/23 Neighborhood Roundtables
9/4 Citizens Academy Begins
9/24 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 2nd Ward North Elementary School
9/26 & 9/27 Neighborhood Roundtables
10/24 & 10/25 Neighborhood Roundtables
11/3 City of Lansing Leaf Cleanup 
11/19 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 3rd Ward Wexford Montessori School

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