Block Party Grants

Merriam residents may apply for a grant to host a neighborhood block party. Each grant will reimburse eligible expenses up to $200 per event. Neighborhoods may receive the block party grant twice per year. 

Eligible expenses are generally limited to disposable goods, which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Food
  • Paper goods
  • Door Prizes
  • Entertainment/performers

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Alcohol
  • Play equipment
  • Tent rental
  • Stages and/or risers

Neighborhood applicants must complete and receive approval on the Block Party Notification form through the city clerk's office prior to submitting the Block Party Grant Application. The grant application must be submitted before the party. Receipts are required for reimbursement. 

The City will accept applications from April 1 through Oct. 15, with block parties needing to take place by Nov. 4. Receipts for reimbursement must be submitted by Nov. 7. 

Grant applications can be submitted by email, at City Hall, or by mail to:

City of Merriam
Att: David Easley
9001 W. 62nd St.
Merriam, KS 66202

Please contact Project Coordinator David Easley with any questions at 913-322-5526.