Neighborhood Improvement Programs

Neighborhood Improvement Projects offered through the City of South Bend's Division of Engineering:

  • Curb & Sidewalk Reimbursement Program The City of South Bend’s Curb & Sidewalk Reimbursement Program assists individual property owners in making needed repairs to curbs and sidewalks abutting their properties to protect the general public and to improve the appearance of the neighborhood. This program can also be used to add new curbs and sidewalks where there are gaps in existing connections.
    View Curb & Sidewalk Reimbursement Brochure
    Download Application for Curb & Sidewalk Reimbursement Program*

  • Downspout Disconnect Program ** Some older homes have downspouts that drain rainwater from gutters into the ground, which goes through the combined sewers.  On heavy rain days, these combined sewers cause overflows, called CSOs.  To help protect the environment and local waterways, the City of South Bend offers a free annual summer program to disconnect those downspouts, cap the drainway, and add an extension to the downspout so the water drains into your yard instead of the combined sewer.  Work on this project is performed during the summer months only. 

  • Lamppost Lighting Project ** If you own a home or neighborhood business located in a residential section within the City of South Bend, we would like to share the opportunity with you to purchase a yard lamppost for your home.


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