Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program Accepting Applications

The City of Pensacola is now accepting applications for the summer cycle of the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program, which is a matching grant program that provides City of Pensacola neighborhood associations with funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects.

Applications for the program will be available on the City of Pensacola website during the grant application cycle, which is open through 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 31.

Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant


Through the Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program, funds can be used for various neighborhood initiatives, including beautification projects, signage, sidewalks or other improvements to public property. Funds can be matched by cash, in-kind contributions, volunteer labor, or any combination of the three.

Each application must consist of a single project with a clearly defined goal that has a direct benefit to the neighborhood and its residents. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, family/home safety training, drug and fire prevention programs, cultural exhibit areas, after school enrichment programs and youth literacy programs.

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Quality and scope of the project
  • Neighborhood participation and benefit
  • General match information, including proof the association is able to match the city’s cash contribution with any combination of volunteer labor, in-kind donations and/or cash

To learn more about the Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge Grant Program and how to apply, visit the City of Pensacola’s website.

For a list of frequently asked questions about the grants, visit the FAQ page.

Please contact Kelsey D. Powell, Community Liaison and Outreach Coordinator, at or 850-435-1682 with any additional questions.