Winners will be announced in September.
Do you have an active bank account for organization?
Do you have a tax identification number for organization?
NOTE: This information will be shared with the judges and used to describe your program/project during the awards ceremony, should an award be earned.
Describe how your neighborhood or crime watch organization continues to build partnerships with business, churches, civic groups, and/or with other neighborhoods and community based groups. Examples include: Block party or National Night Out event, partnership with local business to provide service or materials to enhance the neighborhood, or any example of partnership building with a church or civic group.
Describe how your neighborhood or crime watch organization utilizes financial, natural, and human resources to help families flourish in a clean and safe environment. Examples include: Your neighborhood organization's efforts to help enforce the City of Cedar Hill's Code of Ordinances, educating residents on ways to keep their home and property safe with a crime watch meeting and activities, maintaining a financial budget or fundraising efforts.
Describe how your neighborhood or crime watch models and promotes the highest standards of ethics, integrity and behavior throughout the community. Examples include: Participating in the Citizens Police or Fire Academy, established board of directors or committee chair, or regular neighborhood meetings.
Describe how your neighborhood or crime watch organization participates in volunteer activities throughout the city as well as in your neighborhood. Examples include: Booth at the City-wide Block party, Country Day, or other community event. Assisting a resident in need with home maintenance or lawn care. Members of your organization serve on a board or commission.
Briefly describe your neighborhood. When was your neighborhood association formed? How many people live in your neighborhood? How many people are involved in neighborhood meetings on a regular basis?
Describe your project/activity. Identify when it started, who initiated it and what you were trying to accomplish.
What prompted your organization to develop this project/activity? Please describe circumstances and/or situations that made this a priority for your neighborhood residents.
List the six (6) critical steps/tasks your group took to develop/implement this project/activity? Describe the role and level of involvement of neighborhood residents in each of the steps.
Why do you think this project was successful? Describe why it was beneficial, how it changed the neighborhood, and any unexpected surprises resulting from the project/activity.
If this project involved other partners, who were involved, what role did they play, and how critical were they to the success of the project/activity?
If this project/activity was going to be replicated by other neighborhoods, what four pieces of advice and/or lessons would you give to them?
A budget showing income and expenses related to the project/activity including, but not limited to: donations, grants, in-kind support and volunteer hours committed.
Up to six (6) additional items you feel will help the judges have a better understanding of your project/activity.
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