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 was created in 1992 to promote the City of Charlotte's neighborhood focus 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
We have learned that neighbors getting to know one another and working together to create change have a positive impact on a neighborhood's quality of life; therefore, 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 property value. The threshold for eligibility is a tax value up to $181,703. Eligibility is updated based on citywide property re-valuation.
Check your eligibility. Enter your address to see your eligibility in the information bubble.
Effective May 15, 2011, the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grants Program converted to an online grant application process. The new process makes applying for Neighborhood Matching Grants funds simpler and more convenient for organizations. Please make all grant requests through the online grant application. If you do not have computer access, please contact staff to support your application submission.
Learn more by reviewing the How to Apply webpage.