Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

Boost your curb appeal with grant


Planning an exterior project visible from the sidewalk? Grants are available for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah.
Examples of eligible exterior improvements may include but are not limited to painting and trim work, exterior lighting, masonry work, and tuck-pointing, restoration of historically appropriate exterior finishes, and hardscaping.
Eligible participants can apply for up to $500 in matching grant funds. This is a one-to-one matching grant and a reimbursement project. This is a first-come, first-served program. Visit NENA’s website at

NENA offers many ways to get involved in your community
• Thank you! Community members and local business donated $6,000 at NENA’s Food Truck Rally & Fundraiser in April. NENA will use these funds to continue our Nokomis East Free Food Distributions on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome and volunteers are needed.
• NENA Spring Pollinator Plant Sale - NENA will host Minnesota Native Landscapes on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Lake Nokomis for another pollinator plant sale. Due to the popularity of this sale, we can accept pre-orders only – no plants sold at event.
• Neighborhood Garage Sale Day - NENA, the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, and Longfellow Community Council will host our Garage Sale Day on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Register your sale today for $10. Proceeds support the Nokomis East Free Food Distributions.

Upcoming meetings and events
5/4/21: NENA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
5/20/21: NENA Green Initiatives Committee at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
5/27/2021: NENA Board of Directors at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
5/29/2021: NENA Spring Pollinator Plant Sale


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