Ferguson Neighborhood Improvement Program (FNIP) is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation, exempted from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. It is a component of the City of Ferguson, Missouri, because its Board is appointed by the Council of the City of Ferguson. FNIP receives “in-kind” donations from the City in the form of staff and legal services and incidentals.
The mission of the Ferguson Neighborhood Improvement Program is to improve the quality of life and foster a spirit of community among the residents of Ferguson. FNIP fulfills its mission by offering programs and services to increase the pride, distinction and livability of its neighborhoods, and to improve the appearance and value of individual homes.
Programs Offered - Qualifications & How to Apply
Good Neighbor Gift – A forgivable loan of $2,500 is offered to recent college graduates, law enforcement officers, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, fire fighters or emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and City Staff. This loan is to be used for the purchase of a home in Ferguson.
Neighborhood Improvement Matching Fund – FNIP will put money towards a neighborhood improvement project that is being organized by a neighborhood organization, local business owners, or other community leaders/organizations; projects must have substantial funds pledged before FNIP will consider applicant.