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Upcoming neighborhood and business grants

Check out the list below to find out more about upcoming neighborhood and business grants:

NBS' Facade Improvment 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, May 15. For more information, contact Veronica Mosley at vmosley@charlottenc.gov.

The Business District Organization Program provides support to emerging and existing merchant and business associations. The program awards up to $30,000 per year to eligible business associations serving one of the City’s targeted business districts as defined by the Business Corridor Plan. 

Program funds can be used for administrative/operating expenses, special events and projects, marketing and promotions, and business district communications. 

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

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

Applications are due Wednesday, June 1. For more information, please contact Atalie Zimmerman at azimmerman@charlottenc.gov​.

Eight neighborhoods receive more than $100,000 in Neighborhood Matching Grants
Eight neighborhoods in northeast, northwest, and southeast Charlotte recently received more than $100,000 worth of Neighborhood Matching Grant funds for community projects.

The Neighborhood Matching Grants program awards funding to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for community proejcts. Organizations can submit applications for $10,000 or $25,000 for projects ranging from landscaping and bike racks to Little Free Libraries and lighting upgrades. They are also required to match the funds received with cash, volunteer labor or in-kind donations.

Among the latest grant recipients are Kingswood Community Association, which received a $24,612 grant for a small playground, and Orchard Trace, which received $25,000 for crime prevention. Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association received $18,922 for a community garden and Amity Place Homeowners Association was awarded $18,650 for a fence replacement. 

Also receiving grant funds were:
Shamrock Hills Neighborhood Association -- $1,225 for outreach
Rockwell CDC -- $350 for a Community Night Out
Carmel Village Area 2 Homeowners Association -- $11,242 for pool area improvements
Monroe Road Advocates, Inc. -- $7,177 for outreach

For more information about the Neighborhood Matching Grants program, visit charlottenc.gov/nbs.
Link: Neighborhood Matching Grants
City of Charlotte and Microsoft partner to provide summer camps to local teens

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts recently announced a collaboration with Microsoft's Charlotte campus to introduce 300 students to careers in technology.

This summer, 200 Charlotte girls participating in the DigiGirlz Summer Camp will listen to speakers, particpate in technology tours and demonstrations, network and learn through hands-on experiences in workshops. Additionally, next year, Roberts and Microsoft will launch the first-ever DigiGuyz High Tech Summer Camp. Expanding the DigiGirlz model, the camp will introduce 100 high school-aged males of technology and career fields in the high tech industry.​

For more information about the camps, please contact Youth Programs Manager Dawn Hill at dmhill@charlottenc.gov. For more information about the Mayor's Youth Employment Program, please contact Youth Programs Specialist Sophia Davis at scdavis@charlottenc.gov.

Southwest Code Enforcement Office moves to West Boulevard

Neighborhood & Business Services' Southwest​ Code Enforcement site office is moving to a new location effective Monday, March 7. If you need to set up an appointment with an inspector, please contact our office assistant Cindy Schimmel at 704-432-2438.

Administrative hearings, scheduled appointments or drop-in visits after March 7 will be held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department located at 2550 West Blvd. Enter at the front of the building and Code Enforcement staff can assist you at the left window. 

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