Healthy Neighborhoods Program

Healthy Neighborhood Program

Healthy Neighborhoods Program

The Burlington Healthy Neighborhoods Program works to promote the revitalization of Burlington's neighborhoods by encouraging groups of neighbors to work together on exterior improvements to their properties.

Participating property owners in the Healthy Neighborhoods Program are eligible for matching funds (a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $1,000, for exterior improvements for each property owner). This is a matching grant. If $500 is spent, for example, a $250 match will be made. If $2,000 (or more) is spent, the match is $1,000.

This is a competitive grant program and funds are limited. Grants will be distributed based on the amount of funding available and the number and quality of applications received.

How to Participate in 2019

If you would like to apply for a Burlington Healthy Neighborhoods grant, you will need to apply with at least four other neighboring property owners (at least five property owners total) who intend to perform exterior work to their properties- including landscaping, exterior painting, porch repair, walkway/sidewalk repair, and lighting. Homeowners and landlords may apply. A representative of the neighbors applying must meet with the City of Burlington Development Department before submitting an application to make sure the application is eligible for funding.

Download the printable application (PDF).

View a list of tips to make your application competitive (PDF)

Thank you to our sponsors: Greater Burlington Partnership, the Witte Foundation, and the Southeast Iowa Property Owners Association.