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The final application deadline is June 30, 2014.
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About the Knight Neighborhood Challenge
Thanks to a $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Macon is taking a major step toward revitalizing the College Hill Corridor. The grant includes $3 million for the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, which will be administered by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. This five-year program will underwrite the best ideas to transform the city’s first neighborhoods into a vibrant college town connected by leafy roads and bike paths to Macon’s downtown. This grant will fund creative, transformational ideas for the Corridor from organizations and individuals. A broad-based program, the Challenge will fund the best ideas – small and large – that give College Hill a sense of place, spruce up its parks and public spaces or enhance the arts and entertainment scene. The effort also aims to get people involved in College Hill through an array of civic and cultural projects.
The goal of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge is to invest in ideas to restore the land use and social fabric of the College Hill neighborhood, to reawaken the soul of the community through active participation in a wide array of community arts, cultural and sports activities, and to connect us to one another through digital and traditional information gathering/sharing channels.