Neighborhood Conservation Program

Overland Park initiated the Neighborhood Conservation Program (NCP) in 1991 to help sustain neighborhoods, maintain property values and offer quality, affordable housing. Since then, individual residents have organized into groups as a means to connect with neighbors and local government leaders to form partnerships that enrich the livability of Overland Park.

Participation in the NCP is based on location, serving all neighborhoods without homeowner associations north of 127th Street.


See a map of all neighborhoods that are part of the Neighborhood Conservation Program.

Alissa Workman
[email protected]

NCP Involvement

If your neighborhood would like to take a more active role in the Neighborhood Conservation Program, contact the neighborhood programs coordinator listed above. The Neighborhood Conservation Program helps preserve and enhance these neighborhoods by:

  • Promoting community-building by supporting voluntary neighborhood groups and associations;
  • Offering neighborhood grants for connecting, gathering, and growing neighborhood identity;
  • Developing community leadership;
  • Advocating for the needs of neighborhood organizations; and
  • Connecting neighborhoods with city resources.

NCP Resources

By taking an active role in the Neighborhood Conservation Program, neighborhoods are eligible for resources to support community events and meetings.

NCP Gathering & Connecting Grant

For voluntary neighborhoods within the NCP boundaries that are an active member of the Neighborhood Executive Committee (NEC). Up to $500 to support neighborhood events, meetings, projects, and more. Find more information about the 2024 neighborhood grant program here.

NCP Pre-Planned Grant Packages

For voluntary neighborhoods within the NCP boundaries that are an active member of the Neighborhood Executive Committee (NEC).

NCP Seed Grant

For neighborhoods within the NCP boundaries that are newly inducted to the NEC, newly formed or organized, or are trying to start up.

Lawn Game Request

Lawn game and other social event items rentals are a free benefit for voting and active Neighborhood Executive Committee (NEC) members from voluntary neighborhood organizations and homeowner associations in Overland Park.

Mailer Request

Staff can assist with creating a mailer or neighborhoods can provide their own design.

Dumpster Rental

Neighborhood Services invites voluntary neighborhoods and active NEC-member homeowner associations to participate in our Neighborhood Cleanup Program.

Grant Report

Use this form to provide staff with information about how you used your grant application funds and submit required documentation.

Neighborhood Conservation Program Grants

The City provides neighborhood grants, voluntary Neighborhood Conservation Program groups for some expenditures, including:

  • Resident neighborhood block parties,
  • Street meets,
  • Picnics,
  • Ice cream socials,
  • Holiday parties,
  • Breakfast gatherings,
  • Neighborhood organizing activities,
  • Neighborhood cleanup expenses,
  • Resident guide or directory printing costs,
  • Neighborhood social event signage,
  • Landscape maintenance, and other projects.

If you have an idea for a project not shown above, contact the neighborhood programs coordinator.

Grants cannot be used for:

  • Expenses incurred before the grant award was made,
  • Monetary prizes, gift cards and raffle items,
  • Subscriptions including online meeting platforms,
  • General office or meeting supplies,
  • Improvements that directly benefit a particular household,
  • Equipment and goods that could primarily be used by individuals instead of for the benefit of the neighborhood at large,
  • Alcoholic beverages,
  • Political campaigns or advocacy efforts

Apply for a Grant

Three young girls on bikes and scooters smile for a photo while adults talk in a group in the background.

Block Parties

Neighborhoods are much stronger when they come together. Even if it’s just a few neighbors bringing a chair and a dish to share, a block party can transform a neighborhood into a community. The Neighborhood Conservation Program offers grants for block parties.

If you want to have your party in the street, you’ll need to get a special event permit to block off the road safely. Electrical permits and special event permits may be required as well. Apply for these permits online using ePLACE, the city’s permitting system. Use the lawn game request form to borrow entertainment from the city for your event. You can also request a visit from the Overland Park Fire Department or the Overland Park Police Department.