Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

City Announces Neighborhood Matching Grants Program
Grants support neighborhood improvement projects
November 1, 2019

September 9, 2019 -- The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods announces the 2019-2020 Neighborhood Matching Grants Program. The program is designed to help neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations carry out projects that improve the appearance of neighborhoods, cultivate volunteerism, and promote community pride.

The program provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. Funded projects must involve residents, provide long-standing benefits to the community, and be accessible to the public. Applicant organizations must identity how the proposed project will be funded and supported in the future.

The application deadline is November 1, 2019. Applications must be complete to be considered, and there will be no exceptions to the deadline.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for a matching grant, applicants 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 to carry out the proposed project. Organizations funded under the program must represent a specific geographic area within Houston city limits.

The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program is administered by the Department of Neighborhoods in partnership with City Council offices. For grant guidelines and the application form, visit