Neighborhood Matching Grants

What Is the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program?
The Neighborhood Matching Grants (NMG) program awards matching funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations to help make Durham’s neighborhoods better places to live, work and play. The Durham City Council approved this new initiative for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Each applicant may request up to $2,500 in matching funds.

Through Neighborhood Matching Grants, the City will fund projects, planned and implemented by residents, which will improve the livability of neighborhoods. Neighborhoods will also match City funds through volunteer labor, professional services, material donations, and/or cash.

The program’s purpose is to build neighborhood pride and resident involvement to …
  • Leverage resident involvement and resources 
  • Develop and enhance community and City partnerships
  • Empowering neighborhoods to solve local problems
Next Deadline: January 31, 2017

How Do We Apply? 

1.       1. Review the NMG guidelines to determine if your organization and project are eligible.

2.       2. Prepare your application.

1.       3. Submit the application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

How Do We Learn More? 
If you are interested in applying for an NMG, we recommend the following actions: 
  1. Complete this interest form to tell us a little about yourself, your neighborhood and the project you are considering. 
    Contact Community Engagement if you need help or have any comments or questions.
    Application Step
    1st Round of FY2016-17
    2nd Round of FY2016-17
    Grant cycle opens
    July 12
    January 1
    Application Due
    August 22
    January 31
    Funding decision
    Last week of August
    Last week of February
    Grant agreements
    Last week of August
    Last week of February
    Neighborhoods implement projects
    September - November
    March - May
    Grant reports due
    December
    June
    Project presentation & celebration 
    December
    June