(Jefferson County) Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist.

The program, which is in its 10th year, awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects.

State Farm Agent Matt Woods in Hillsboro has more.

The submission phase ends when State Farm receives 2,000 submissions.

The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the top 200 finalists using a scoring rubric.

Ultimately, voters will decide which community improvement projects win big.

Voters will have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day for 10 days between August 18th-27th.

Nonprofit organizations can submit their improvement projects at Neighborhoodassist.com.

People can also submit their votes for the improvement projects on the same site.

Last year, 145,000 people cast 3.9 million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities.

Since the program began, more than 340 causes have received a total of $9 million to enact change in their communities.