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2018 Streetscape Beautification Grant Program

North Kansas City’s Streetscape Beautification Grant Program was developed to encourage and support local businesses in their efforts to beautify and improve the ‘curb appeal’ of their facility.  Participation in the program also helps foster a stronger partnership between the City and local businesses.  Over 50 businesses have participated in the Program since it’s inception in 2006, and their projects have made North Kansas City an even more beautiful place to live, work, and play.

Eligible Projects

City matching funds are limited to projects located along street or highway right-of-ways.  Eligible projects include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Raised planters for flower beds, shrubbery, and other plantings

  • Ornamental tree and shrub plantings

  • Irrigation system for landscape improvements

  • Pedestrian walkway improvements

  • Large-scale street-side cleanup projects

  • Professional landscape planning and design work

  • Other beautification projects in public spaces

    Maintenance of Improvements

    Successful applicants will be responsible for the perpetual maintenance of any streetscape improvements funded through the program.  Sustainable projects are one of the criteria in the selection process.

    Funding

    Matching grants (50 percent) range from $50 to $5,000 to be paid on a reimbursable basis.  Applicants may request the maximum grant of $5,000 for projects exceeding $10,000.  Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and there is a limited amount of funds for this year’s program available.  There is a total of $16,000 in funding for this year’s program.  Applicants will be notified whether their submittal is approved for funding by April 6, 2018.

    North Kansas City Resources

    The City of North Kansas City may be able to assist you as you plan for your project.  Whether it is providing information regarding the extension of water lines for irrigation purposes, locating the right-of-way line, or suggesting types of plants that may grow well in our area, our Public Works staff is available for technical assistance to help you implement your beautification project.

    Grantee Responsibilities

    • Completion of the project prior to August 31, 2018.

    • Provide perpetual maintenance of the streetscape improvements.

    • Upon completion, submit a request for reimbursement with copy of all receipts of payments – must be received by August 31, 2018.

    • Provide before and after photos documenting the project.

    • Sign standard agreement.

    How to Apply

    Submit the completed application, including cost estimates, by March 23, 2018 to:

    North Kansas City Public Works Department
    Streetscape Beautification Grant Program
    2010 Howell Street
    North Kansas City, Missouri  64116

    Grant Awards

    Grant funding will be awarded to qualifying projects that are received by the deadline. If the total amount of qualified submittals exceeds the amount budgeted for the grant program, the City may reject certain submittals or reduce the percentage of matching funds awarded.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please call the Public Works office at 274-6004 or send an e-mail to vlressler@nkc.org.

    City Hall
    2010 Howell St
    North Kansas City, MO 64116

    Phone 816-274-6000

    Regular Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8am to 5pm

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