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 program as a new initiative beginning in 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
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the City awarded a total of $27,000+ 12 neighborhoods. Learn about a few of these resident-led projects in this news release.
If you are interested in learning more or applying for an NMG, complete this short interest form.
January 31, 2018
Here are examples of successful past NMG applications: