Neighborhood Improvement Program
The Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) provides the opportunity for Recognized Neighborhood Associations and Civic Associations to request small-scale permanent physical improvement projects to enhance the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The intent is to facilitate an organized process for residents to have direct input on physical improvements in their neighborhood.
The 2012 Quality of Life Bond included $10 million for physical improvement projects under the NIP.
- Funding cycles are open to all Representative Districts for each project round. Beginning in 2018, applications will be available every two years with a minimum of $250,000 available per round in each District.
Please refer to the NIP Policies and NIP Guide for complete information.
- NIP Policies
- NIP Guide and Scorecard
- NIP Guide and Scorecard (Spanish)
- NIP Pre-Application (Word-Doc) - DUE FEBRUARY 12, 2018
- NIP Final Application (Word-Doc) - DUE APRIL 9, 2018
- NIP Design Lab Presentation - Overview of the NIP Round 4 application and review process. (Includes examples of common NIP project requests.)
- Project proposals must be submitted by an Association that is in compliance with the City of El Paso’s Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance.
- Projects proposals are competitive between associations within the same Representative District.
- Project feasibility is determined by the City departments responsible for implementation and maintenance of the completed project based on their departments' policies, regulations, and standards.
- Projects MUST be on City-owned land or city public-right-of-way.
- NIP funds may NOT be used for purchase or acquisition of land or other property.
- Final approval of all project proposals shall be determined at a regular meeting of City Council.