The Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) program is open to recognized neighborhood organizations to facilitate neighborhood self-improvement. City Council sets aside $30,000 each fiscal year for the program. The city’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Grants up to $3,000 are competitively awarded to eligible recipients for projects that enhance and strengthen the neighborhood. All projects are initiated, planned and implemented by the recognized neighborhood organization.
Applications for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 are now closed. The deadline for submissions was May 31, 2023. Call 704-920-5298 with questions or comments about the Neighborhood Matching Grant.
HOW MUCH FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
The maximum award is $3,000 per neighborhood organization. Neighborhoods may apply for any amount not to exceed $3,000. The value of the neighborhood’s contribution must be equal to or greater than the amount awarded.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any formally recognized neighborhood organization that has been in the City of Concord’s Recognized Neighborhood Program for at least one year. NMG awards are not made to individual persons, or applicants who have failed to successfully carry out NMG projects funded in the preceding year(s). Eligible recognized neighborhood organizations should carefully read the program policy for full requirements.
Note: Recognized neighborhoods that are inactive and considered in “dormant” status are not eligible for Neighborhood Matching Grant funds until they fulfill the criteria for reactivation.
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE?
There is no specific list of eligible projects, however, examples of projects include, landscaping, sign toppers or entrance signs, new recreational amenities, or neighborhood watch activities.
All projects must demonstrate the capacity to benefit the entire neighborhood, and must address a neighborhood issue or need in one of four categories are eligible for funding:
Physical Improvement Projects
Neighborhood Identity Projects
Community building events
Funded projects should:
Be completed in twelve months or less.
Provide a public, neighborhood benefit.
Comply with City regulations and permits in effect at the time of application.
Occur within the boundaries of the neighborhood or public property or common property owned by a neighborhood organization.
Be endorsed by the neighborhood organization.
Projects in the public right-of-way must submit an encroachment agreement along with supporting documents.
CONCORD CITY COUNCIL AWARDS FY 2021/2022 NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING GRANTS
On Thursday, July 13, 2023 Concord City Council awarded $31,200 in Neighborhood Matching Grant funds to the following recognized neighborhoods:
- Bedford Farms - Neighborhood Trail Project;
- Brookvue - Playground Expansion Project;
- Carriage Downs - Lawn to Woodlands Project;
- Fairway Ridge - Street Sign Decorative Posts Project;
- Glen Grove - Playground Improvements Project;
- Hidden Pond - Picnic Tables Project;
- Morris Glen - Playground/Basketball Security Project;
- Moss Creek - Tennis Court LED Lighting Project;
- Park View Estates - Entrance Enhancement project;
- Sheffield Manor - Trash Receptables Project;
- The Courtyards on Poplar Tent - Emergency Rescue Project;
- Winding Walk - Traffic Safety Project;
- Yates Meadow - Spruce it Up Project.
FY24 Grantee List
FY23 Grantee List