Germantown CDC awards micro-grants to go towards immediate improvements

 The grants will go towards improving the physcial facade of Germantown. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

The grants will go towards improving the physcial facade of Germantown. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Following an application process in late June, Germantown United CDC has awarded six micro-grants as part of the first round of the Germantown Fund.

The fund was developed through a donation by local developers Howard Treatman and Ken Weinstein to help improve the physcial facade of the neighborhood. 

The size of the grants range from $100 to $1,000 and focus on projects that can have an immediate impact on Germantown like streetscaping, painting, improving signage or waste removal. 

Here’s a list of this round’s grantees: 

ByGrowBot: Emily Busch and Angela Miles will be painting a concrete structure near Penn and Greene streets
Penn Knox community information board: The Penn Knox Neighborhood Association will install an artist-created information board 
Volunteer clean-up project: The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club will organize weekly clean ups of the neighborhood
Haines Street sidewalk garden: A group of neighbors will create a neighborhood garden to hide a chain-link fence and a reinvent an rundown lot
Legends of Germantown: Troy Foster and the Legends of Germantown community group will organize a clean up and picnic at the Germantown High School building
Night lights on Market Square: The Germantown Historical Society and Historic Germantown will put up lights on Market Square

The deadline for the next round of grants in Dec. 1. Local organizations, groups, businesses and individuals are encouraged to apply.

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