Current Grant Recipients:

There are two classifications of grant recipients, those who have been approved and are awaiting implementation of program services in their neighborhood and those who have been approved and are operational. Operational Neighborhood Business Alliance Districts have individual websites designed to serve the needs of that individual district.

For more information on each individual neighborhood business alliance district, click the website link below:

Myers Neighborhood | Business Alliance Group

The Myers Business Alliance Group is comprised of business owners and managers who want to improve the economic and social standings in their district.

Our District Boundaries & Map
North: 22nd Street
South: Golf Links
East: Craycroft
West: Swan Avenue
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Business Alliance District Service Grants:

Neighborhood Business Alliance District (NBAD) – a program of Good Neighbor Ventures – provides the following Grants and Services (Application):

1) Business Alliance Group Grants:

The Neighborhood Business Alliance District (NBAD) program administers Service Grants to neighborhood business owners and managers seeking to create and maintain a Business Alliance Group in their neighborhood. Service Grants details are as follows:

  • The Service Grant value is approximately $6,000 – $7,500 of professional Start-Up Professional Services provided by NBAD to take place over 3 months once a grant is approved.
  • The Service Grant does not include any direct cash to the Business Alliance Group or neighborhood grant recipients.
  • Service Grants are limited to a select number of Business Alliances Groups per Ward per year. They are awarded based on needs and available funding.
  • A minimum of 3 business owners/managers (advisory board) are needed to apply and start an Business Alliance Group with the goal of having at least 20 members.
  • Business Alliance members are made up of neighborhood businesses, outside businesses, corporate sponsors and service providers.
  • A minimum of 50 businesses are required to reside in the Business Alliance Group/Ward boundaries.
  • The Business Alliance Group is required to grow and maintain their chapter based on NBAD policies and procedures.
  • The Business Alliance Group is required to pay an annual administrative fee to NBAD in the amount of $________ per member (may vary per Business Alliance Group).

Grant Application

To apply for a Neighborhood Business Alliance District grant, download this APPLICATION, complete it and send it back to info@mygoodneighbor.org.

2) Professional Start-Up Services:

Once a Service Grant is approved, the Neighborhood Business Alliance District (NBAD) provides the following Professional Start-Up Services to the Business Alliance Group:

  • A team of skilled business development specialist to work with the advisory board to create and implement an Annual Business Alliance Strategic Plan.
  • Assist with recruitment and retention of members.
  • Provide a NBAD Business Alliance “Policy and Procedures” Handbook.
  • Publish and distribute the initial “Neighborhood Business Directory & Resource Guide.” This guide consists of all of the business contacts in the neighborhood and additional information/resources.
  • Provide a professional Business Alliance Group website with a distinct URL.
  • Train Business Alliance Group on how to update the content of their website.
  • Organize and help facilitate the first 3 Monthly Networking Group Meetings.
  • Liaison with specific government entities (Ward and mayor’s office) and other local and state government agencies.
  • Introduction to the Neighborhood Community Action Groups (NCAG).
  • Introduction to the WILD About Community Program (After-School Economic Development Training Programs).
  • Provide advertising and marketing opportunities for Business Alliance members.

3) Professional Support Services:

Once the Business Alliance Group is set up, the Neighborhood Business Alliance District (NBAD) provides the following Professional Support Services to the Business Alliance Group:

  • A NBAD member to attend meetings and assist with recruitment of members.
  • All accounting and management of funds including invoicing, receiving and collecting funds from Business Alliance Members, sponsors and advertisers.
  • Provide best practices to run, build and grow the Business Alliance Group.
  • Maintain the cost of the Business Alliance website.
  • Update, Publish and distribute a “Neighborhood Business Directory & Resource Guide” at least once a year.
  • Assist with the Annual Business Alliance Strategic Plan.
  • Liaison with specific government entities (Ward and mayor’s office) and other local and state government agencies.
  • Liaison with Neighborhood Community Action Groups (NCAG) and the WILD About Community program (After-School Economic Development Training Programs).
  • Provide a “Crime, Employment and Education Report” about the neighborhood and businesses within the boundaries of the Business Alliance Group.
  • Assist with the Annual Business Fair.
  • Provide a list of speakers, topics and workshops that can be used for educational purposes during business alliance meetings.
  • Provide advertising and marketing opportunities for Business Alliance members.

4) Business Alliance Group:

The Business Alliance Group is responsible for the following:

  • Form an Advisory Board consisting of at least 3 members (President, Secretary, Membership Director).
  • Recruit new members to join the Business Alliance Group.
  • Update appropriate content on website as needed.
  • Review the “Crime, Employment and Education Report” and set appropriate goals.
  • Work with WILD About Community program students through service learning projects and internships.
  • Assist with the Annual Business Alliance Strategic Plan and set appropriate goals.
  • Organize and maintain a “Biz Watch.”
  • Advertise to Business Alliance members and neighborhood residents.
  • Adhere to the NBAD Business Alliance “Policy and Procedures” Handbook.
  • Pay an annual administrative fee to NBAD in the amount of $________ per member (may vary per Business Alliance Group).
  • Organize and facilitate a Monthly Networking Group Meeting.
  • Run a Monthly Advisory Board Group Meeting.
  • Conduct an Annual Business Fair (if desired).