The Neighborhood Match Program offers grants up to $5,000 for small neighborhood projects when matched by the community in cash, donated professional services, donated materials or volunteer labor. Examples of eligible projects include landscaping and signage for neighborhood entrances, landscaping traffic islands and city rights of way and public art.
From Jan. 1 to March 1, residents anywhere in the city can apply for Neighborhood Match funding for a project. The Program is funded at $50,000 per year. If there are unexpended funds at the end of the application period, additional applications for Match Projects will be accepted after March 1.
It is the responsibility of the neighborhood, school district or other appropriate organization to maintain the improvements (except in locations where it would be impractical to do so). A maintenance agreement acknowledging this responsibility must be signed by a minimum of three neighborhood representatives. The city will participate in the construction of the project, but will not assume any ongoing costs for maintenance unless specified otherwise.