Neighborhood Matching Grants

​​Public Safety

Public Safety projects are aimed at reducing neighborhood crime and increasing feelings of safety in the neighborhood. The Neighborhood Matching Grant program can help fund your neighborhood's unique public safety projects.

Examples of Neighborhood Public Safety projects include:
  • Neighborhood Watch group development
  • Crime Watch signage
  • Fire safety educational programs
  • Street light installation
  • Security fencing
  • Traffic calming
  • Other approved public safety projects

Depending on the type of public safety project that you are proposing, there may be special regulatory or other requirements that you will need to take into consideration. For example, most public safety grant projects require that a Security Survey, completed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), be included with your grant application. This survey evaluates the proper design and effective use of the built environment of the neighborhood and makes recommendations on how neighborhoods can improve existing conditions, such as through the installation of security fencing or lighting in certain areas. This collaboration between CMPD Officers and the neighborhood helps to build community-police relations and the neighborhood gains confidence that the security improvements they are proposing align with the expert analysis of CMPD. To request a CMPD neighborhood security survey, email crimepreventionunit@cmpd.org . To learn more about other requirements for your unique project, contact the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program Manager at 704-336-4594.  

Neighborhood Matching Grant Public Safety Project documents:
For help developing your project scope of work or completing your grant application, contact your Community Engagement Service Area Liaison.