2016-2017 Project Application Due Date: June 1, 2017
The Neighborhood Enhancement Matching Grant Program (NEMGP) is administered by the Community Development Office enabling organized neighborhoods to plan and implement projects in partnership with the City. As of October 1, 2014 the grant limit is $25,000 with a match requirement of 2:1, which means for every $2 dollars the City contributes neighborhoods will be required to match $1. For more information about the NEMG download the Guidebook and application below (requires Adobe reader). Call 972-466-4299 for a printed version.
Established in 1998, over $250,000 worth of improvements have been made to public property in the City of Carrollton as a direct result of NEMGP projects. This includes over $70,000 in neighborhood organization funds, over $50,000 in donated materials, and the value of over 3,000 volunteer hours.
Proposals will be considered by the City's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (NAC) on a case-by-case basis.
- Register on an annual basis with the City's Community Development Office at City Hall (972-466-4299). Neighborhoods that wish to submit a proposal must be registered.
- Priority will be given to the neighborhoods that are at least 10 years old and include a minimum of 30 residential units. Neighborhoods that do not meet this age or size guideline are still eligible and highly encouraged to apply.
- Develop a project on public property or in the public right-of-way that benefits all neighborhood residents and the general public. If the proposed project involves private property, applicant is still encouraged to consult with staff as there may be an opportunity to convey such property to the City.
- Measure neighborhood sentiment to determine support for proposed projects.
- Submit a completed application with all appropriate attachments.
The value of the contribution by the neighborhood organization must equal to 35% or more of the total grant amount being requested. Contributions can include:
- Organization Funds
- Donated Materials
- Volunteer Labor (calculated at $10/hr)
- Volunteered Technical Expertise
Project proposals must be reviewed by Community Development Staff and the Development Review Committee (DRC) before they may be submitted to the NAC for approval. Applications are required on or before the
Projects completed in the past include gateway monuments, improving city parks and greenways, enhancing screening walls, and general neighborhood beautification projects.
The following are recent NEMGP project summaries. These require Adobe Reader.