Apply for $25,000 for Your Neighborhood Cause

The State Farm Neighborhood Assist opportunity provides grants of $25,000 for projects related to safety, community development or education. The application is brief, and can be accessed at www.neighborhoodassist.com. Below is a message from State Farm:

Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. Part of the State Farm Neighborhood of Good® initiative which inspires and empowers people to turn caring into doing, State Farm Neighborhood Assist is back for its seventh year.

Here’s how the process works:

Submission phase: June 6-June 15 or when 2,000 submissions are reached, whichever comes first

Individuals can submit a cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com from June 6-15 or when 2,000 submissions are reached, whichever comes first. You can begin prepping your submission, so when June 6 rolls around submitting will be a breeze. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow down the field, using a scoring rubric to identify the top 200 submissions.

Voting Phase: Aug. 15-Aug. 24

Ultimately, voters will decide which community improvement projects win big. The public will have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day for 10 days from August 15-24 for their favorite causes from the list of finalists. Voting will take place at www.neighborhoodassist.com.

Winners Announced: Sept. 25

The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant and winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 25 at www.neighborhoodassist.com.

You may want to check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the site to get further clarification on how the program works.

Good luck!