The Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund (The Trust) was created in 2017 to support projects and activities that benefit the stadium neighborhoods – Atlanta neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and the portion of Grant Park comprised of the named streets in the Turner Field Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study. A total of $5 million was initially designated by the City of Atlanta with additional funds to be contributed from the sale or lease of City-owned properties in the above-named communities.
The Trust is governed by an eleven-member committee of residents from the stadium neighborhoods. The Trust Committee envisions equitable opportunities through community-led, sustainable, and transformative investments. They are committed to the Trust’s mission to serve
as a financial and educational resource that provides equitable opportunities through community development for the stadium neighborhoods. The committee currently seeks to fund economic and community development initiatives such as job training and affordable housing.
The Trust Committee is soliciting proposals for community-driven initiatives that will deliver job training, community development and/or affordable housing projects or services. Proposals in the area of job training and affordable housing are highly desirable. The description for the three statutorily-defined areas are provided below:
● Job Training: Providing job-readiness training, skills training, placement and retention; employer partnerships offering quality entry- level employment and/or salaries that meet the cost of living; and leveraging other workforce funding that can be used to expand
opportunities for residents.
● Community Development: Providing a range of opportunities that build community (festivals, historical projects, parks); build people (education, health, etc.); and foster community, sustainability, beautification and safety.
● Affordable Housing: Helping residents who are below the median household income in the stadium neighborhoods age or stay in place. Affordable housing may include rental assistance, addressing the issue of homelessness, building affordable housing, home repair assistance, and tax payment assistance.
Apply here: https://snctrustatl.org/