myNKY nano grants to fund creative placemaking projects in Northern Kentucky

A partnership between the Center for Great Neighborhoods and Skyward (formerly known as Vision 2015) will soon yield nano grants for creative Northern Kentucky placemaking projects that will be available for those who live, work or study in Dayton, Florence or Pendleton County.
Vision 2015 changed its name to Skyward last year to better reflect Northern Kentucky’s current five-year work plan, myNKY, the purpose of which is to make Northern Kentucky thrive by connecting education, wellness, business and culture in innovative, inclusive and productive ways.
The grants, which will be available in amounts up to $250, are part of Skyward’s vibrancy goal. The organization wants to help build a region where people from all backgrounds feel included, connected and welcome.
Project ideas could include art walks, music making, bicycle tours, art installations or community parties. But projects can be anything that will incite community building through creative placemaking.
Workshops were held in Pendleton County and Dayton on June 6 and 7, respectively, to provide more information regarding the grants. There is still a workshop for Florence residents on June 21 before the city council meeting in the Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd.
Applications and full eligibility details can be found here.
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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.