Community Engagement

Community members locking arms discussing JumpStart micro-grants

City of Charlotte JumpStart Community Safety Micro-Grant Project


The purpose of the JumpStart Safety Micro-Grant is to provide small programming grants to community based organizations to help jumpstart efforts around the following Community Empowerment Initiative themes:

  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation
  • Crime Fighting & Prevention
  • Opportunities for Youth and/or Parents

Non-profit and community organizations may submit applications for grants up to $500 per project.

Additionally, as part of this grant program, the City and non-profit partners will offer support and capacity building training to ensure that the efforts seeded by these grants may be sustained into the future.


  • Organizations must serve a public good within the City of Charlotte
  • Organizations must have an annual operating budget less than $100,000
  • Projects must be connected to the CEI themes as listed above
  • Must have attended a pre-application workshop


  • Must attend a pre-application workshop 4/3/18, 4/14/18 and 4/26/18
  • Complete an application & submit project budget
  • Grant review process
  • Close out reporting by 6/30/18, submit a short report and receipts
  • Participate in project showcase event in the fall, date to be determined

Pre-Application Workshops

Pre-application workshops will be held to walk organizations through the grant process and answer any questions about the process and program.  All potential grantees must attend one session.  Register for a session here.

  • April 3rd, 6:00p-7:30p, Belmont Regional Center
  • April 14th, TBD
  • April 23rd, 6:00p-7:30p, Belmont Regional Center


Organizations may optionally attend workshops on board development, evaluation, grant writing, developing mission/vision, attaining 501c3 status, etc, provided by the City of Charlotte and its partners.

To Apply

  1. Navigate here
  2. Create a new account
  3. From the top menu select APPLY
  4. Scroll down the CEI JumpStart Micro Grant and click the blue APPLY button

For more information or if you need a paper application, please email or call 704-336-2175.