Field Regina Northrop News and Events
Great Streets’ Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program
IT’S BACK AGAIN……the FRNNG has been awarded funding for the Great Streets’ Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program. This money is available for improvements made to storefront businesses in Great Street eligible business nodes. The matching grant ratio is 1:2 with maximum grant amount of $5,000, meaning every grant dollar you spend is matched by two dollars.
To apply for a grant your storefront business must meet the following requirements:
- The property is located in one of the Great Streets eligible business nodes:
- Follow all buisiness guidelines.
- The property is up-to-date and remains up-to-date on all property taxes
- Be responsible for all construction management
- Have funds available to pay improvement costs since this is a cost reimbursement program - all work must be completed prior to receiving any of the programs funds
The Façade program can pay for many exterior improvements that are visible from the public street such as exterior painting (including murals), re-siding, repair and much more!
The Façade application will be accepted until Wed, July 31st, 2013 at 4pm. Funds are awarded on a first come first serve basis. You are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.
FRNNG has assigned a Program Administrator, Susan Stensland, to assist you with the process. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Susan at 612-824-3896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste of FRN Cookbook Fundraiser
FRNNG is collecting recipes now through the Fall for a fundraiser cookbook. Help us by submitting your favorite recipes to the cookbook committee at email@example.com or to the FRNNG office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with your recipe, please list your name as you would like it to be printed in the cookbook along with the neighborhood you live in. Pass the info on; the more recipes we get the better the cookbook will be!
Looking to get involved in your neighborhood?
FRNNG currently has openings on its board and is also looking for volunteers to sit on committees. Please see the Committees tab above for more information.
Senior Nutrition Program
Monday through Friday the Volunteers of America host a free/reduced price lunch for area seniors aged 60+. The suggested contribution is $3.50, however they just ask people to pay what they can afford. No one is ever denied a meal because they cannot pay. Meals are at 1:00pm at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 1720 E. Minnehaha Parkway. For more info call 952-945-4157 or 612-729-6668.
Garage and home break ins on the rise in FRN
Due to a string of recent burglaries of area garages and homes, sector 3 Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele has released this document to let you know how you can protect yourselves and help prevent future crimes. Please help spread the word to your neighbors!
Free Home Security Audits
Is having your house or garage broken into a constant worry for you? Stop home burglaries before they happen with a free home security audit conducted by Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele. Contact Sue at the Third Precinct by calling 612-673-2839 or e-mailing her at email@example.com.
Volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood
Are you looking for a way to volunteer with organizations in your neighborhood, but don't know quite how to get connected with the right group? For information about non-profit groups near you that are looking for volunteer help, check out VolunteerMatch.org, an easy-to-use web-site that lists volunteer opportunities by zip code. Now that we're moving towards the holidays, there are plenty of opportunities to help your neighbors. If you want a way to "get back" while you "give back," volunteering is the way to do it!