Matching grants of up to $5,000 are available through the Neighborhood Match program to help neighborhoods build small local improvements such as entry treatments, signs, landscaping or community mailbox stands.
The neighborhood must submit an application and receive the city’s approval before beginning the project. Once the neighborhood has approval, neighbors can complete their project and receive reimbursement from the city for up to 50 percent of the project cost for materials and labor.
Applications are accepted between Jan. 1 and March 1 for an initial round of funding. If there are unexpended funds at the end of that period, additional applications will be accepted.
To qualify for matching funds, projects must:
- Have overall community support and the unanimous approval of all adjacent property owners;
- Provide a demonstrable community benefit;
- Be constructed on public property;
- Meet all city codes and obtain all required permits;
- Be capable of being completed within the calendar year;
- Be maintained by the neighborhood. (The city will not maintain Match-funded improvements.)
It’s always a good idea to check with Neighborhood Outreach staff to be sure that your project meets eligibility requirements before you complete an application.