Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has announced nearly half a million dollars in Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants that will be distributed across the City of Trees.
According to a press release, 24 capital projects and 15 mini grants pursued by neighborhood associations will receive a total of $454,601.
Grants go toward a variety of causes and projects, ranging from traffic box art on the Central Bench ($5,400) to installing historic street lights in the North End and Hyde Park ($90,000).
The largest recipient of grant funds this year is the Vista Neighborhood Association, which is set to receive $38,504 for a walking path near Hawthorne Elementary, $55,308 for a shelter in Shoshone Park and an additional $31,800 for lighting in Shoshone Park. It will also receive an additional $2,000 for communications and neighborhood activities. All-told, grants to the VNA will account for 28 percent of the total grant money disbursed.
"Great neighborhoods are a cornerstone of our city's livability, and these grants are a great investment in neighborhoods all across the city," Bieter wrote in a press release.