RESTORE THE CORE micro-grants will be awarded to qualifying groups seeking neighborhood/community improvement.

Applicants must be invited by UAct to apply.

Initially, UAct will target active and organized neighborhood associations in Springfield, Illinois’ Wards 2 & 3 and invite some to apply.

UAct may provide capacity-building training through a contracted external partner before the grant application cycle begins and targeted technical assistance for funded projects may also be provided. Funded neighborhood associations are strongly encouraged to utilize available technical assistance resources.

Three, year-long grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded during the Round 1 grant cycle. It is anticipated that funding will continue in subsequent rounds of the program. Successful projects may be eligible for future funding.