2021 Neighborhood Matching Grant Program Opens Call for Projects
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 30, 2020, July 30, 2020

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The City of Arlington is pleased to announce another Neighborhood Matching Grant call for projects. Through this year’s program, $150,000 will be available to fund improvement projects that beautify and enhance public spaces and strengthen neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City.

Neighborhoods can apply for up to $25,000 for their projects, which could include public art, beautification, landscaping, entrance signs, sidewalks, traffic calming or other neighborhood capacity building improvements.

Applications for this grant program open Monday, August 3 and are due by Monday, November 2, 2020. For a project to be considered, it must be submitted by neighbors, serve a public purpose, have a detailed timeline and meet all City codes. Each neighborhood must also contribute 20 percent grant match towards the project.

New this year is a completely online application process, a longer application window, and the option of virtual or dial-in attendance for Information Sessions through Microsoft Teams. 

Click here to access the Neighborhood Matching Grant Guidebook and grant application and to see examples of past projects.

Information Sessions

To apply, a project team leader must attend in-person or virtually one of two Information Sessions. Recordings of these Information Sessions will be posted on the Neighborhood Matching Grant website after recording. These sessions are scheduled:

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020
6:30 p.m.

  • In-person: Arlington City Hall, Council Chamber (101 W. Abram Street)
  • Dial-in: The City has provided two toll-free numbers for residents to join the meeting over the phone.
    • 469-375-9689
    • 833-268-8354
    • Conference ID: 509 340 768#

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
9:30 a.m.

  • In-person: Arlington City Hall, Council Chamber (101 W. Abram Street)
  • Virtual option: Click here to join the meeting from home

  • Dial-in: The City has provided two toll-free numbers for residents to join the meeting over the phone.
    • 469-375-9689
    • 833-268-8354
    • Conference ID: 104 451 259#

Projects approved for last year’s program included a $20,290 grant for Tuscany Lakes’ entryway improvements, a $25,000 grant to expand Southwind’s neighborhood trail system, and an $3,750 grant to help Bay Lakes Estate add an entryway sign. Click here to learn more about the projects and see photos.

 The Arlington City Council is expected to approve projects by January 2021. Questions about the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program can be sent by email to neighborhoods@arlingtontx.gov.

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