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The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program
is a matching grants program for neighborhood-based organizations to improve the quality of life in their communities.

About the Program | How to Apply

Program Guidelines | Complete/edit an application

Questions? Contact us.

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Project Categories

Crime and Public Safety project type

Cultural, Recreational, and Educational activities project type

Energy & Environmental Sustainability project type

What Works

Neighborhood Improvement project type

Neighborhood Organization Activities project type

Neighborhood-School Partnerships project type

Now online - the NMG program pre-application workshop

Program News


2015/16 NMG Geographic Eligibility


Median House Incomes under $61,650. Click here for more detailed information.
Annual Application Deadlines
February 15
April 15
June 15
September 15
Pre-application Workshops
December 15th, 6p.m., CMGC Room 270/271
December 16th, Noon, OCH Room 307
January 5th, 6 p.m.,  CMGC Room 278
January 6th, Noon, OCH Room 106


Old City Hall (OCH): 600 East Trade Street. 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC): 600 East 4th street.  Doors lock at 6 p.m. Please plan to arrive before 6 to enter from North Davidson street.

Parking is available behind Old City Hall or at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, at 600 East 4th Street.

The next Neighborhood Matching Grants deadline is February 15, 2016. Organizations interested in applying for a Neighborhood Matching Grant can send a representative to the pre-application workshop. Pre-application workshops are also available online.

Need help creating a unique plan for your neighborhood? Visit our Neighborhood Board Retreat page for more information.

Click here ​for more information about how your neighborhood can match a Neighborhood Matching Grant.


​McCrorey Heights Neighborhood Association was awarded a NMG for a Neighborhood and School Partnership project. McCrorey Heights partnered with Oaklawn Language Academy to build a new entrance sign by working with a local artist to design a structure that reflects the past, present and future of McCrorey Heights.

About the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program

The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program has been helping Charlotte citizens improve their neighborhoods since 1993.  The program awards funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for projects that will make neighborhoods better places to live, work, play, and shop.

More about the program  |  Check your eligibility   |    Contact Us!