What is the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program?

The Neighborhood Matching Grants (NMG) program, awards matching funds to neighborhood groups to help make Durham’s neighborhoods better places to live, work and play. Each applicant may request up to $2,500 in matching funds.

Since 2016, the City has awarded over $100,000 to various neighborhoods in Durham. Your neighborhood could be next! 

What do you need to apply? 

   A group of residentsIt can be a group of residents who want to come together around an issue in their neighborhood. The neighborhood does not have to be “organized” (e.g. monthly meetings, listservs, etc.) 

   who want to work togetherOur goal is community engagement, so volunteer hours are great! A cash match is not required. 

             on a project. Projects can include physical improvements and/or programming- like training, events, etc. 

Step 1 -  Review Grant Guidelines to ensure your group and project are eligible. 

Is your neighborhood eligible for the "significant need" points? Click here to see!

Step 2 - Use Application Guide to assist with developing application responses. 

Step 3 - Click this link to apply, COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

Deadline: August 20, 2021

If you need any assistance please contact: Alexis John, Community Strategic Planner at [email protected] or call (919) 560-1647.

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  • John Goebel
    commented 2020-01-08 15:48:18 -0500
    This is a great program for projects that have a real impact of neighborhoods and areas shared by multiple neighborhood. John – Sandy Creek Park
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