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Keep Charlotte Beautiful Beautification Grant
2014 Grant Application Period is Now Live

 KCB Grant Application 2014.pdfKCB Grant Application 2014.pdf Apply Today! Applications are due April 25th, 2014

The KCB board members select a neighborhood, nonprofit or school to participate in the beautification grant program through a competitive scoring process. This program was created to fund small beautification projects that enhance the quality of life in Charlotte neighborhoods. There is no cost to participate, however, it is necessary for grantees to volunteer and maintain the project after completion. Any neighborhood, homeowner association, nonprofit or school in the City of Charlotte is eligible to apply.

A maximum amount of $5,000 will be awarded each year.  

Any beautification project that will make a long lasting or permanent impact to a neighborhood is eligible. Some examples of acceptable projects include, but are not limited to: tree planting, neighborhood entrance signs, landscaping, public art installation, neighborhood park improvements and community gardens. 

Congratulations to our 2013 Adopt-A-Neighborhood Winners!


Piedmont Middle School-Schoolyard Habitat Classroom and Beautification Art Project

Piedmont IB Middle School received a grant for $2,500 to create the “Schoolyard Habitat Classroom and Beautification Art Project”.  The grant supported Phase II of an existing project. Phase I was completed two years ago, which included planted flowers, rose bushes and shrubs along East 10th Street. Work was completed in October 2013.


Commonwealth Park- From Problems to Park

The Commonwealth Park community worked with city staff and CMPD to petition for demolition of three derelict buildings, including the Charlotte Inn Motel, a significant source of criminal behavior. Once the buildings are demolished (December 2013 Demolition Date) the land will be converted to public space. The grant funds will allow the Commonwealth Park Neighborhood Association to beautify the space by installing signage, benches and landscaping to make the space an attractive place for neighbors to gather while deterring the kinds of criminal activity that have plagued this area for years.

Thanks to the Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful Think Green Grant, additional funds have been granted to both Piedmont Middle School and Commonwealth Park. Click here for more information.


Past Projects

2012: Cannonbridge Subdivision - Grant Award of $800

  • The project included beautifying the neighborhood entranceway by adding plants and bushes to the area. Lowe’s will be providing materials at a discounted cost.

2012: Coulwood - Grant Award of $4,200

  • The project included the development of a community garden nature park and a butterfly and bird sanctuary. The new park accommodates disabled residents and children.

2011: Madison Park Neighborhood

  • Re-established an overgrown community rose garden on the grounds of Pinewood Elementary School. Improvements to the garden included removing weeds that had grown throughout the garden, planting more rose bushes, creation of a path from the sidewalk through the garden, and placing a marker that honors where the previous Pinewood Elementary School stood.

2010: Wilmore Neighborhood

  • Included beautification for a stretch of tall weeds and overgrowth on the block where their neighborhood entrance sign is located. The overgrowth was removed, mulch was put into place, and several varieties of decorative shrubs were planted along an 80 foot-long area behind the neighborhood entrance.