Your group can apply for a grant by proposing a project that will benefit the community as a whole, creates economic value to the city, and has visibility and impact. We are particularly interested in funding projects that demonstrate community involvement through the use of volunteers and show partnerships between community groups. We are looking for projects that will:
* Beautify or improve the general attractiveness of the city
* Enhance Seguin’s parks
* Enhance seasonal or permanent lighting or decorations
* Improve city infrastructure or capital improvements
* Enhance recreation for Seguin residents or visitors
* Increase opportunities for tourism, sporting events, competitions, conventions, or seminars
These are reimbursement grants, usually in the $250 to $2500 range. You have one year to complete your project. If you cannot, you must request an extension in writing or your award funding will be forfeited. You must save your receipts from all expenses related to your project.
After the project is finished, send a letter describing what you have accomplished and a photo to Help Seguin Shine at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, 116 N. Camp Street, Seguin 78155. Attach copies of your receipts and total the amount you spent.
When your award check is ready we will schedule a photograph and publicity for your efforts to beautify Seguin.
Projects are judged on their feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and community benefits. If your project is not funded, the reviewers will let you know why.
Download an application here. Send the application with a “Before” photograph of the location of your proposed beautification project to the Help Seguin Shine Fund, Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, 116 N. Camp St., Seguin TX 78155. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 15.