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The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program
seeks to support projects and programs that demonstrate community-wide benefit with a goal of improving quality of life.

New program guidelines for the June 1, 2016 deadline are now available.  Please see more details below. 

About the Program | How to Apply

Program GuidelinesComplete/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

New guidelines for the NMG program are now available.

How do I determine if my neighborhood is eligible? NMG Geographic eligibility 
Initial eligibility is based on median assessed property value; using the City's Quality of Life Explorer Neighborhood Profile Area geographies, eligibility for NMG funding is:
*Tier I: NPA Median Assessed Property Value up to $104,110
*Tier II: NPA Median Assessed Property Value between $104,111-181,703
*Additional criteria apply 
Determine your eligibility here.
If you have questions about your eligibility, you are encouraged to contact staff to review individual eligibility.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
June 1, 2016
September 1, 2016
March 1, 2017
Attendance to a pre-application workshop is required to apply. Please join us on any of the following dates:
Thursday​, July 28, 2016 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 at noon - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016​ at 1 - 2:30 p.m.

All workshops will take place in room 106 of Old City Hall, which is located at 600 E. Trade Street.

Parking is available for free behind Old City Hall or at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center's parking garage at 4th and North Davidson.

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!