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Neighborhood Matching Grant

The 2018 Call for Projects has closed. Look for the 2019 Call for Projects, opening in November 2018!

For more information on the  Neighborhood Matching Grant, email neighborhoods@arlingtontx.gov.

*Please read the whole guidebook and application prior to submitting your application.

Program Overview

The City of Arlington has some funding available for neighborhoods to complete projects that beautify and enhance the public spaces in our neighborhoods. Your neighborhood project is eligible if it:

  • Serves a public purpose/benefit
  • Builds neighborhood cooperation and involve a significant number of neighbors
  • Promotes the Champion Great Neighborhoods initiative
  • Has a detailed budget reflecting accurate project costs and match sources
  • Has a detailed and achievable timeline including a plan for long-term maintenance
  • Meets applicable codes and have identified necessary permits

The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is a matching grant, which means that you and your neighborhood have to put some investment into your neighborhood too. The match requirement can be met with cash, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours. Be sure to look at the Guidebook or the Application to make sure you can meet the match.

Information Sessions

Any neighborhood group who applies for a grant must have a representative attend an Information Session. Below is the 2018 Information Session schedule, for an example of 2019 dates, times, and locations.

Date Time Location
Monday, November 27, 2017 6:30 PM Southeast Branch Library
Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:30 AM Senior Recreation Center on New York Avenue
Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:30 PM South Police Station Community Room
Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30 AM Arlington City Hall Council Briefing Room
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 6:30 PM West Police Station Community Room

How much can my neighborhood receive?

That depends on how involved your neighborhood is. There are two “tiers” of funding based on the neighborhood group type. All applying neighborhood groups must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS, and a separate neighborhood bank account.  The maximum award of $25,000 is available to any HOA or IRS-designated non-profit neighborhood organization.

Neighborhood Group Type Max Award
Any Registered Neighborhood $10,000
Registered Neighborhood with an HOA or IRS non-profit designation $25,000

Great! When can we apply?

The Call for Projects is open November 1 – February 15 each winter. No portion of the project can be started until the contract with the city is executed.

  • Call Opens: November 1
  • Applications Due: February 15
  • Council Consideration By: April
  • Contracts Signed/Training Conducted: May

Are there any other requirements? What’s the catch?

Prior to applying, you or a neighborhood representative must attend an information session for all the details of applying for, receiving, and closing-out the grant. See Information Sessions schedule above.

Your organization must also be a registered Neighborhood, with information updated within the past year. You can complete the Neighborhood Registration before, or simultaneously with, your Neighborhood Matching Grant Application. See the list of registered neighborhood groups and the Neighborhood Registration form.

Still have questions?

We know there is a lot to think about when making an investment in your neighborhood.  If there’s something we haven’t covered in the Guidebook, just send us an email at neighborhoods@arlingtontx.gov, and we’ll get right back to you!