Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

Neighborhood Matching Grants 2018-2019 Call for Applications
Deadline: November 2, 2018
Grants Support Neighborhood Improvement Projects, Promote Volunteerism and Community Pride

August 16, 2018 -- The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods announces the 2018-2019 Neighborhood Matching Grant Program, designed to help Houston neighborhood-based organizations implement projects that improve the appearance of neighborhoods, cultivate the spirit of volunteerism, and promote community pride.

The program supports neighborhood beautification and physical improvement projects conducted by eligible nonprofit organizations by providing matching grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. Projects funded under the program must involve residents, provide long-standing benefits to the community and be accessible to the public. The application deadline is November 2, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for a matching grant, organizations must be certified as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization by the State of Texas or must secure a partnership with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization for the proposed project. Organizations funded under the program must represent a specific geographic area within Houston city limits and identify how the project will be funded and supported in the future. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is administered by the Department of Neighborhoods in partnership with City Council offices. For grant guidelines and the application form, visit