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Greenville Dreams: Grassroots Leadership

Grassroots Leadership Development Program

The Grassroots Leadership Development Program (GLDP) works to enhance the capability and capacity of community leaders to strengthen and improve their neighborhoods by building upon the strengths and assets already present in their communities. The program meets once a month for five months, and sessions cover leadership style, creating a neighborhood “vision,” learning about advocacy and public policy at the community level, strategies to leverage volunteers and engage youth, and best organizational practices for success.

Grassroots Leadership Institute

The Grassroots Leadership Institute (GLI) is a state-wide leadership training session where resident leaders come together to learn new ways to effectively improve the quality of life in their community, network, and become eligible to apply for grants. Click here for the 2020 GLDP Application.

GAP Application

The Grant Assistance Partnership (GAP) provides grant awards to neighborhood associations that are seeking positive community development through various projects and programs. The GAP is funded by the City of Greenville, the GCRA through their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, and the United Way of Greenville County. Neighborhood associations may receive up to $2,500 per year, to be used for projects chosen by the association that address one or more of these community development criteria:

  • Organizational and Leadership Development
  • Resident Involvement
  • Communication
  • Crime Prevention
  • Training/Education/Awareness
  • Beautification
  • Capital Improvements
  • Housing Development

This year's application deadline has passed.