About the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program
The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program (NMG) awards funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations to make neighborhoods better places to live, work, play, and shop. The program, created in 1992, promotes the City's neighborhood focus area by achieving four primary goals:
- Build neighborhood capacity and participation
- Allow neighborhoods to self-determine improvement priorities
- Leverage citizen involvement and resources to revitalize and reinvest in low & moderate income neighborhoods
- Stimulate development of partnerships between City and community groups
Neighbors getting to know one another and working together to create change has a positive impact on a neighborhood’s quality of life; therefore, at the heart of the NMG program is the community match portion of the project. Matching city dollars means that organizations and partners will pledge volunteer time, in-kind donations or services and/or cash to match the amount of grant funds they are receiving.
The eligible geography for Neighborhood Matching Grants is based on median assessed home values. The threshold for eligibility is a median tax value below $181,703. Eligibility is updated based on citywide property revaluation.
Check your eligibility. Enter your address to see your eligibility in the information bubble.
Grants are awarded three times a year; applications are accepted on March 1, June 1 and September 1.
Effective May 15, 2011, the City of Charlotte's Neighborhood Matching Grants Program converted to an online grant application process. If you do not have access to the internet or a computer, please call us at 704-336-4594 for assistance. Learn more by reviewing the How to Apply webpage.