University of Houston-Downtown is committed to working and growing with all of our community partners. As a university, we are currently focusing our collective attention on the Near Northside neighborhood.
An historic neighborhood, the Near Northside is not only UHD's geographical neighbor, many of our students, staff and faculty call the Near Northside home. As a demonstration of our commitment to improving our communities, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is happy to announce our inaugural Near Northside Project Grants. CCESL will commit to grants for community engagement projects spearheaded by UHD students, faculty or staff that focus on the Near Northside neighborhood.
The projects may begin in June 2018 and last until May 2019. Grant awarding
decisions will be made by members of the Community Engagement &
Service Learning Committee which is comprised of UHD faculty and staff.
Grants will be made up to $2,500 per project. Of those funds, $500 may be used as a stipend for projects with one leader, or $250 per leader for projects with up to three leaders. For proposals that consist only of student leaders, a staff or faculty advisor will be provided to help guide the project.
All projects for these grants must occur within the Near Northside neighborhood. For the purposes of this grant, the boundaries will be: I-610 N (north), US-59 (east), I-10 excluding UHD properties (south), I-45 (west).
Strong preference will be given to projects that are included on the list of goals and projects provided by community members and organizations of the Near Northside. That list can be found here.
Once you have reviewed the guidelines and instruction for the Near Northside Project Grants, you may click the link below to complete the online application.
NEAR NORTHSIDE PROJECT GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018.