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CharlotteBusinessResources.com launches disaster preparedness webpage

CharlotteBusinessResources.com, the City’s small business web portal, recently launched a Disaster Preparedness & Recovery webpage to provide business owners with the tools and resources needed to maintain business continuity in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen business disruptions.

In order to provide relevant and timely content, staff collaborated with experts from the City’s Emergency Management team, government agencies and businesses that provide emergency readiness services to business owners.

Link: Charlotte Business Resources
Facade improvement grant applications due Feb. 15
NBS’ Facade Improvement Grant assists businesses and commercial property owners with improving their building’s appearance. In doing so, the program helps bring signs, parking and landscaping into conformance with current codes.

As part of the program, the grant provides eligible businesses or property owners with 50 percent reimbursement for certain architectural renovation expenses. Sixty percent reimbursement may be available on a case-by-case basis for businesses who utilize a certified Small Business Enterprise firm.

Applications are due Sunday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Veronica Mosley at vmosley@charlottenc.gov.

Link: Facade Improvement Grants
Neighborhood Matching Grants applications due Feb. 15

The Neighborhood Matching Grants program awards funding to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for community improvement projects. Organizations can submit applications to receive up to $25,000 for projects ranging from landscaping and bike racks to Little Free Libraries and lighting upgrades. Organizations are also required to match the funds received with cash, volunteer labor or in-kind donations.

Neighborhood Matching Grants are awarded four times each year, with the next round of applications due Sunday, Feb. 15.

Need a little bit more time to prepare your application? After Feb. 15, the next application deadline is Wednesday, April 15. Pre-application workshops for the April deadline will be held at Old City Hall, located at 600 East Trade Street, at noon on March 4 and 11 and 6 p.m. on March 5 and 12.​

Link: Neighborhood Matching Grants
Neighborhood Matching Grant program awards grant funding to 13 local organizations

The Neighborhood Matching Grants program (NMG) awards up to $25,000 to eligible neighborhood-based organizations to completely projects that will improve their community's quality of life.

Congratulations to the 13 organizations that will receive matching grant funding for the following projects:

  • Becton Park at Lynton Place -- Fencing
  • Cedar Mill -- Street lights
  • Coventry Woods -- Sign toppers
  • Druid Hills -- Youth Community Leadership Academy
  • Firethorne -- Parking lot improvements
  • Genesis Park -- Fifth Annual Northwest Community Day
  • Hamlin Park -- Irrigation and landscaping
  • Madison Park -- Little Free Library
  • Quail Run -- Garbage compactor and central mailbox unit site prep
  • Ravenwood -- Neighborhood sign
  • Reid Park -- Mosaic benches
  • Southwood Community -- General neighborhood improvements
  • The Village of Rosedale -- Street lights

For more information, visit the Neighborhood Matching Grants website.​

Link: Neighborhood Matching Grants
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