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    Neighborhood Services:
    Improving El Paso Neighborhoods

    The City of El Paso’s Neighborhood Services, Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) is a vital element of the City’s ongoing effort to preserve and improve El Paso’s residential neighborhoods. The NIP is part of the overall Capital Budget that was approved by City Council in 2006. This program’s total budget is $1,000,000, of which each Representative District was allocated $125,000. City Council approved $528,260 worth of NIP projects throughout El Paso in the first round. Round II includes $471,740 worth of funding not spent in Round I. The remaining funds are broken down by Representative District as follows:

    District 1 - $ 19,600 Remaining
    District 2 - $ 79,600 Remaining
    District 3 - $ 75,000 Remaining
    District 4 - $ 55,140 Remaining
    District 5 - $ 75,200 Remaining
    District 6 - $115,800 Remaining
    District 7 - $ 51,400 Remaining
    District 8 - $125,000 allocated in Round I – No funds available in Round II

    NIP funds are for permanent public improvements on City of El Paso property. Neighborhoods may be eligible to apply for funds of up to $50,000 for neighborhood public improvements. All NIP project requests must be submitted by the neighborhood’s Recognized Neighborhood Association (RNA). However, in such case where a neighborhood is not represented by an RNA, the neighborhood residents upon reaching a consensus may request an NIP proposal be submitted by the representing Civic Association.

    You may download the application and guide from the City website:

    NIP Application:
    NIP Guide:

    There is a mandatory Cost Estimate Workshop for all NIP applicants. The purpose of the workshop is to explain the process for obtaining cost estimates for your project. A total cost estimate for the project must be included in the project proposal. Only City of El Paso Engineering cost estimates will be accepted with the application. As project manager for all approved NIP projects, the city must adhere to all city and state regulations with regards to project expenditures.

    If you require a hard copy of the guide and application or have any questions on the Program or workshop please call 541-4647 or email at

    Application deadline is NOVEMBER 1, 2007

    Upcoming City Meetings & Events:
    • For a listing of City Meetings, City Council Meetings or community meetings.
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    • To find out what City events are happening in a neighborhood near you, visit the City Events Calendar.

    Major Issues:
    • Storm 2006 Capital Project Update
      Storm 2006 Capital Project UpdateAs part of the ongoing initiative addressing the critical repair and reconstruction priorities that resulted from Storm 2006, three major projects reach the final stages of construction substantially improving stormwater management capabilities in the community.
    • El Paso's Bright Future Doesn't Have a Place For ASARCO
      Mayor John Cook offers a compelling take on ASARCO and our city.

    Public Safety & Health:
    • Every Student Can Call Crime Stoppers for Help
      Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. has an important message for every child attending school in El Paso.

    • Remember: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives
      Remember: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save LivesEvery 2 hours, someone in the United States dies in a fire.

    Development & Infrastructure:
    • Grass Cycling
      Grass cycling is the practice of leaving grass clippings on the lawn. It is a simple, natural approach to yard care.

    • Reinventing Transit
      Reinventing Transit Amidst a myriad of past transit troubles, Sun Metro is resurging with new opportunities and exciting plans destined to provide Sun City residents with nothing less than a first-rate transit system.
    • Plaza News Now Showing at El Paso International Airport
      Reinventing Transit The Paradies Shops, El Paso International Airport and the El Paso Community Foundation held the grand opening of Plaza News on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
    • El Paso International Airport Hosts 1,000 Children at the Media & Special Guest Show
      El Paso International Airport Hosts 1,000 Children at the Media & Special Guest Sho The City of El Paso through its Department of Aviation has been an eight (8) year sponsor of the Friday Guest Airsho.

    Quality of Life:
    • Mexican Wolf Awareness Weekend - Wolf Howl
      Mexican Wolf Awareness Weekend - Wolf HowlCelebrate Mexican Wolf Awareness Weekend at the El Paso Zoo. Learn all about the critically endangered Mexican wolf and how you can help wolves survive in the wilds of Southwest U.S and Mexico.
    • The El Paso Museum of Art announces
      The El Paso Museum of Art announcesJoin fellow members of the El Paso Museum of Art as we continue to explore the Museum’s permanent collection.
    • The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation Announces a $100,000 Gift
      Dia De Los Muertos FestivalThe El Paso Museum of Art Foundation announces a $100,000 gift from Steven McKnight, Nancy McKnight – Howell and Elizabeth McKnight – Manning, children of Frank and Sara McKnight, to establish the McKnight Family Endowment of the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, which will be used to support the McKnight’s retablo collection, also donated to the El Paso Museum of Art by the McKnight Family.
    • Dia De Los Muertos Festival
      Art and Sol Project RotationThe City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department in partnership with several other organizations brings the Dia de los Muertos celebration to downtown El Paso November 1-3, 2007.
    • Art and Sol Project Rotation
      The El Paso Public Art Program launched the rotation of the Sun City’s treasured Art and Sol sculptures on Monday, October 1st.
    • Halloween with Parks & Recreation
      The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will have Halloween festivities going on throughout the city at the different Community Centers on Halloween night.
    • Don’t Borrow Trouble
      Don’t Borrow TroubleThe City of El Paso, Freddie Mac, the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation and numerous community partners officially kicked-off the Don’t Borrow Trouble El Paso campaign to help area consumers make informed financial decisions when seeking a loan.
    • Other News From Community Development
      Other News From Community DevelopmentTake a look at other valuable information out of the Community Development Department.
    • Parks and Recreation Updates
      Learn more about what your Parks and Recreation Department is doing for you.

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