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.
- Annual funding cycles will be open to all Representative Districts per project round. Each District will participate in ten (10) rounds of NIP at $100,000 per District per round.
Please refer to the NIP Policies and NIP Guide for complete information.
NIP Guide and Scorecard
Project proposals must be submitted by an Association in compliance with the City of El Paso’s Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance.
Projects proposals are competitive among associations within the same Representative District.
Project feasibility is determine 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 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.
Past NIP Projects