After a successful first year and four grants, Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) is continuing its community grant program. Organizations and individuals operating in or based in Fulton neighborhood are eligible to receive a $500-$2,500 grant to support projects and programs that either focus on youth education or enhanced community engagement.
If you are interested in completing an application, please download the 2016 Fulton Small Grants Program Guidelines and 2016 Fulton Small Grants Application Form. An interactive web-based application will be available by the end of October.
Grant submission deadline is Dec. 31. Grantees will be announced in February, 2016 and grant funds distributed soon thereafter. FNA is confident this grant program will continue to strengthen and enrich the Fulton community in new and exciting ways.
Approximately $3 million from Metropolitan Council Parks and Trails funds is available for improvements at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet parks. The Community Advisory Council working on a Master Plan for the lakes area will present preliminary concepts at its next open house:
Thurs., Oct. 1
Bakken Museum (3537 Zenith Av. S.)
For more information, visit the project website.
The annual Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sales are this Saturday!
Saturday, Sept. 19
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rain or shine
Click here to download the map and sale descriptions.
The City of Minneapolis asked us to share this information with our neighbors:
Learn how to save money and help the environment at the inaugural Minneapolis Energy Fair sponsored by NRG Energy. This family friendly event will feature a variety of presenters highlighting ways to make your home energy efficient with the opportunity to learn more about solar options for your home.
Sat., Oct. 10
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Center for Energy and Environment, and Clean Energy Resource Team representatives will be on site to answer questions and provide information on signing up for money saving programs.
· Kid’s activities
· Xcel Energy sponsored free LED lightbulbs
· Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy sponsored free
Home Energy Squad Visits
· Grand prize giveaway
· Complimentary continental breakfast
Questions? Contact Michael Rainville, 612-767-8074
For more information:
Meet Minneapolis invite: http://goo.gl/KUA1F0
CEE EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-minneapolis-energy-fair-tickets-18611378133
Mon., Sept. 28
Fulton Brewery, 414 N. 6th Ave.
All are invited to the BLEND Awards Ceremony, now in its 9th year. The BLEND Awards recognize & honor architects, builders & homeowners who blend new and remodeled projects into the existing fabric of our Minneapolis neighborhoods.
BLEND winners will be announced LIVE at the ceremony. The keynote speaker will be Larry Millett, architecture historian and author of Lost Twin Cities.
Admission is free. Food and cash bar will be available. More info on BLEND Awards at www.blendaward.org
FNA has recently started an interest group to help plan a bees and butterfly habitat support project. The project is being funded by a $5,000 grant from Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. We invite all neighbors to join us in planning this important new project for the neighborhood.
Wed., Sept. 30
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
(4801 France Ave S)
At the meeting we will provide updates on progress in relation to research individual members are conducting to identify the correct city-wide contacts for each of our projects, discuss identifying a committee chair, determine a schedule for monthly meetings over the next 6 months, and work to identify the next steps required to work towards implementing a bee and butterfly program for Fulton in the spring of 2016!
For more information on this group, please contact Jenny Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On August 21, 2015, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges took significant action in the fight to protect the sharply declining local bee population. The City Council passed a resolution, that the mayor signed, which commits Minneapolis to increasing bee-friendly plants in the city and decreasing pesticide use. The Fulton Neighborhood Association and Fulton Environment Committee have also endorsed this resolution because it is meant to encourage Fulton neighbors to plant pollinator forage and to avoid using pesticides that are contributing to an alarming loss of pollinator populations.
The resolution declares Minneapolis a pollinator-friendly community and encourages residents and businesses to adopt pollinator-friendly practices such as planting habitat for bees and avoiding pesticides that are known to kill them. To read the full resolution, please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-147750. For additional information to join in protecting pollinators, see: https://www.beelab.umn.edu and https://www.beyondpesticides.org
Planning is underway for the Lake Calhoun / Lake Harriet future vision and improvement process. Public opinion is an important component to the success of the project. Let the MPRB know how you use the parks by completing the survey, available until August 15.
Learn more about the planning process at the MPRB’s project page.
Sat., Sept. 19
9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine
If you would like to host a sale, mail registration and $5 fee (checks made payable to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association) to:
Mary Vander Leest
4653 Aldrich Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Questions? Call Mary at 612-827-5132
Your $5 registration fee will include a group ad in the Star Tribune and your listing on sale maps.
Registration must include:
• Your name and phone number (it won’t be published, but just in case there are questions)
• Address of the sale
• Location of the sale: Front, Back, Alley or Driveway
• In five words or less, a description of your sale (e.g. kids gear, general household, sporting goods, etc.)
Deadline to register: Sept. 9
Fix It Fund
A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative
Program Launches on April 27
Armatage, Fulton, Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations have joined forces to offer a new home improvement and emergency loan program.
Home Improvement Loans:
$5,000-$20,000 loan amounts
3% interest rate
No income limit
Approved Projects: most exterior and interior projects are eligible
$3,000-$8,000 loan amounts
0% interest rate; payments deferred for 5 years
Income Limit of 80% of the Area Median Income
Approved Projects: repair of imminent conditions that make a home uninhabitable
Click below to view the full program guidelines for both programs.
GUIDELINES Fulton Fix It Fund
This loan program will be administered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC). GMHC will begin accepting phone and web inquiries at 9 a.m. on Mon., Apr. 27. Loans will be disbursed on a first-come, first served basis. This project is funded by a neighborhood program using city funds and no funds are paid in advance. Payment will be made after the work is completed, inspected, permits closed out and lien waivers collected.
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
www.gmhchousing.org (follow the prompts to Fulton Neighborhood)
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 8/12/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 8/5/2015