City of Durham NIS Community Engagement

What Is The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program?
The Neighborhood Matching Grants (NMG) program, through a competitive process, 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
  • Empower neighborhood residents to solve local problems

In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the City awarded a total of $27,000+ to 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 a NMG, complete this short interest form. Based on your interests in the Neighborhood Matching Grants and other departmental initiatives, a community engagement team member will follow up with you.  

Next Deadline:   
July 31, 2018
Complete this short interest form. 

Here are examples of successful past NMG applications: 
Contact Community Engagement if you need help or have any comments or questions.





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