|What's a grant?|
Photo courtesy of DailyPuppy.com
I've already come down as pro-dog park, not mention it's a great excuse to find a cute puppy picture to post! So, as you can imagine, I was pleased to find this post on Borderstan.
Looks like the non-profit that maintains this dog park at 11th and R St NW recently received a grant through DC's Neighbhorhood Investment Fund. You can find out more about these grants here. I actually had no idea that the District had this kind of grant program, but I definitely approve. There are only certain areas where the grants can be used, including Shaw, Columbia Heights, Bloomingdale and Eckington, Anacostia, and H St NE. The full list of the 12 target areas can be found here.
If you'd like to know more about Shaw Dogs, the non-profit running the park, please visit their website. They look like an extremely active, civic-minded organization. It's great to see this interest in the Shaw neighbhorhood, congratulations on the grant!