Department of Neighborhoods

Matching Grant Program

The 2023 Matching Grant application process is currently closed. The Intent to Apply process for the 2024 Matching Grant application will begin July of 2024.

We are improving Houston neighborhoods by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement between $500 to $5,000 to help fund beautification and improvement projects. This program is administered in partnership through the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Houston Council Member’s Offices.

Eligible organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a neighborhood-based organization and/or civic club incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) or 501 (c) (4) non-profit organization through the State of Texas.
  • If the applying neighborhood-based organization is not 501 (c) (3) or 501 (c) (4), they must secure a 501 (c) (3) or 501 (c) (4) organization to partner with for this project.
  • Applicant organizations must represent a specific geographic area located in the Houston city limits.
  • Applicants must Identify how the organization will fund and support the project in the future.
  • *Political organizations and individuals are not eligible.*

Important Deadlines:

August 31, 2023

  • The first step is to register for the online Information Session and watch the video to get important information about the application process.
  • Before a completed application can be submitted, applicants must first submit an Intent to Apply form by Thursday, August 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m. The Intent to Apply form requires the signature of the Council Member whose district the project falls within. If you don’t know which council district it falls within, you can check on the Who Is My Council Member page.

November 1, 2023

  • The deadline to submit an application packet is Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

May 31, 2024

  • Projects must be completed by May 31, 2024.


To apply, register for the information session and watch our 15 minute video to learn how to come up with a qualifying project, how to complete the application, and gain an understanding of the grant procurement process. Then download the intent to apply form, the application packet and application instructions to get started!

Register for Information Session   Download Intent to Apply Form

Download Application   Download Application Instructions