Neighborhood Island Grant

Want to help spruce up your neighborhood? The City is partnering with residents with the Neighborhood Island Grant. The program is a 100 percent reimbursement grant, up to $500, to purchase preapproved plants and upkeep for one of 20 islands identified by City staff. 

All plants must be installed before June 15. You’ll be reimbursed after City staff performs a post-installation inspection and verifies ongoing maintenance through Aug. 31. The City will give out one annual grant per island.


  • Any of the of 20 existing neighborhood islands
  • Reimbursement amount: minimum $100; maximum $500
  • Program will only reimburse the cost of plants from the preapproved list
  • Water and labor are not reimbursable
  • Eligibility of materials not listed will be determined by the Public Works Director
  • Applicants don't have to live in the same neighborhood as the island
  • Applicants can be approved for multiple islands
  • Only one grant will be awarded per island per year
  • Applicant assumes all liability during the grant term


  • Public Works manages the program
  • Applications must be submitted to Public Works, 6901 Knox St.
  • Applicants must submit a W-9 to Merriam's finance department
  • No application fee
  • Application approval must occur prior to start of reimbursed work
  • All reimbursable plant material must be installed by June 15

Before reimbursement:

  • Applicant provides up to $500 in receipts for installed plant material
  • Staff performs a post installation inspection and periodic monitoring to verify ongoing maintenance through August 31
Neighborhood Island

Approved Plant List
Island Map
Island Inventory


Merriam Public Works
6901 Knox St.
Merriam, KS  66203

Randy Fine

P: 913-322-5578
F: 913-322-5575