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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.

The Community Garden training on February 16th has changed locations. See Program News below for details.
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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.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
February 15
April 15
Upcoming training:
February 16th at 6 p.m. at the
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension offce
1418 Armory Drive Charlotte, NC 28204
  • The building is located within Independence Park, next to the tennis courts
  • Immediate parking is available onsite, as well as overflow parking in nearby, public lots
  • Please enter through the front of the building and join us in the main conference room
NMG Pre-application workshops
March 1st at 6 p.m., Room 278 CMGC
March 2nd at noon, Room 307 OCH 
March 8th at 6 p.m., Room 278 CMGC
March 9th at noon, Room 307 OCH

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.

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

Parking for both buildings is available behind Old City Hall or at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center's parking garage.

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!