2024 Neighborhood Grant Program
Have you and your neighbors been thinking about making community improvements or strengthening your neighborhood group? The Planning Division will once again offer funding through the Neighborhood Grant Program for Leadership and Capacity Building and Community Enhancement projects. The application deadline is February 12, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.
In late December, we will post updated grant materials on our webpage for 2024. In the interim, you can refer to last year’s guidelines for assistance. Once you are ready to start an application, please contact the Planning Division at Neighborhoods@cityofmadison.com, and share project ideas with your alderperson. We also invite you to attend an optional orientation meeting:
Neighborhood Grant Program Orientation January 11, 2024
- Virtual, 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please sign up to receive an email with information about participating in the meeting.
- In-Person, 6:00 p.m., Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 206.
Northeast Area Plan Public Meeting
Do you live in the Northeast Area or know someone that does? Join the City of Madison Planning Division and Wisconsin DOT staff to learn about changes that could be on the horizon. City staff will unveil the first draft of Northeast Area Plan actions.
- In-person option: Monday, December 18, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm. Location: Madison College Truax Campus Gateway Atrium (Wright Street). Free food and Spanish interpretation will be provided. See parking location HERE
- Virtual option (via Zoom): Tuesday, December 19, 12:00-1:00 pm. Registration is required: https://rb.gy/ni9lex. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Madison Public Library Takeover Returns
From December 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024, the Madison Public Library is accepting applications for the Library Takeover program. Teams of 3-4 people can apply to participate. The program includes a multi-session course on event planning and culminates in a finished and fully-funded program at the library in 2024. The library will choose a maximum of three teams to participate and will provide them with $2,000 each to plan their event. Each individual team member will also receive a $400 stipend and a certificate of completion from Madison Public Library. “This year we are looking for more innovative, out-of-the-box idea–submissions that will surprise us or challenge everyone’s expectations of what one might typically see in a public library,” said Community Engagement Librarian Sean Ottosen.
State Street Campus Garage at Lake Street to Close 12/27/23
The State Street Campus Garage, Lake Street structure, located at 415 N. Lake St., will permanently close on December 27, 2023. Staff is working with impacted Monthly Parking Permit holders to relocate them to alternative City facilities, or to find other parking solutions.
Starting next year, the State Street Campus Garage at Lake St. will be redeveloped into a mixed-use property that will include a new parking garage, student housing, and an inter-city bus terminal. Construction is expected to conclude by 2026. To learn more about this project, and alternative parking options visit the Parking Division webpage.
Streets Division Updates
- Leaf Collection Complete: Do not set out leaves for collection. All neighborhoods have received their last chance pickup opportunity. Curbside pickup will resume in the spring of 2024.
- Drop-off Site Hours: Drop-off sites are on winter hours. Check the hours before loading your car. Drop-off site information is available at www.cityofmadison.com/DropOffSites.
- Winter Information: The City of Madison has a hub for all things winter from how to use salt correctly to winter recreation opportunities to free sand locations to snowplowing update email signups. All of that is available at www.cityofmadison.com/Winter.