Bristol Spruce-Up: Deadline approaching for Neighborhood Grant program

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Opportunities abound for select residents of a Tri Cities locality who want to spruce-up their community by using a fund that can be utilized for things like benches, community gardens or public art.

Residents of Bristol Tennessee neighborhoods have until the end of the month to apply for $5,000 in funding. Applicants are required to attend a Bristol Exchange session as part of the grant process and the final session will be held Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Tennessee High School. Money will only be awarded to projects that benefit the entire neighborhood.

"It can be used for neighborhood identification projects, signage, lighting... It could be used for something related to maybe a park, or street trees or public art. It could be used for sidewalk projects," said Cherith Marshall, Senior Planner for the city's Planning Department.

City Council will award the grant at their July meeting. Interested parties can get a full rundown of requirements by clicking here and then selecting Community Grant from the left side menu.