Neighborhood Grants

Neighborhood Project Funds

Funds are available for large and small grants.

Starting a Project

The Community Forum will review and approve the small project grant applications at their monthly meetings which are held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Small project grants can be used for individual projects or combined with other matching funds / grants. Applicants must work with the Neighborhoods Coordinator on marketing or giving recognition to the Neighborhood Councils and/or Community Forum in some way.

Each year, the Missoula City Council allocates funding for Neighborhood Project Funds which are broken down into two categories, funds for large grants and funds for small grants. The allocation is usually $20,000 per year, with $18,000 targeted for the large grants, and $2,000 allocated for the small grant program. The process and amounts of grants differ depending on the category.

Small Grant Program

  • Apply for grant on a monthly basis
  • Grants can be up to $500
  • Small projects must be located within City limits, and/or benefit City residents
  • Awardees must give recognition, to Neighborhood Councils and/or the Community Forum.
  • Apply now: Small Grant Application or a Small Grant Application in Word that you can fill out and save
Questions? Contact Neighborhood Coordinator, Jane Kelly for more information, at 552-6081 or via email.

Large Grant Program

  • Application deadline October 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Up to $18,000 is made available with individual grants are up to $3,000 each
  • Available for projects that enhance the quality of life in our community
  • Neighborhood organizations, neighborhood councils, non-profit groups, and other individuals may apply
  • Must be located within city limits, and/or benefit city residents
Questions? Contact Neighborhood Coordinator, Jane Kelly for more information, at 406-552-6081 or via email.

A pre-application workshop will be held on September 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. @ The Jack Reidy Conference Room, 140 W. Pine St., Missoula, MT 59802. Applicants are strongly advised to attend as the grants are awarded on a competitive basis.    
  • Get ideas for projects
  • Read through successful applications
  • Identify the committee review process and use of funds
  • Answer questions about your application
  • Gain technical assistance for grant writing


Download a pdf application here.
Download an application in Word that you can fill in and save.
Download the budget worksheet in Excel. 
Download Claim Form for reimbursement for Neighborhood Project Fund Grants.

Grant Writing Resources

View a PowerPoint presentation.


 previous grants


Neighborhood and Area Plans

Please contact Jane Kelly, Neighborhood Coordinator, with any thoughts, questions, concerns, etc. at or 552-6081.

Contact Us

  1. Jane Kelly
    Neighborhood Coordinator
    Ph: 406-552-6081
    Fx: 406-327-2187
    TTY Ph: 406-552-4777


    Karen Gasvoda
    Program Assistant
    Ph: 406-552-6084
    Fx: 406-327-2119

    435 Ryman
    Missoula, MT 59802

    Hours: Monday - Friday
    8 AM - 5 PM