What are the basic requirements for developing a Neighborhood Match project?
  • The value of the neighborhood's match must equal or exceed the amount requested from the Neighborhood Matching Fund
  • The amount and type of match must be appropriate to the project needs
  • The proposed match must be expended during the life of the project - not prior to or after completion
  • Assistance from City staff or funds from elsewhere in the City cannot be counted as match
  • Time spent preparing the Neighborhood Matching Fund application or fundraising cannot be counted as match
  • All volunteer labor is valued at $17.00 per hour
  • Professional services, if needed for the project, are valued at the "reasonable and customary rate" prevailing in the community.  If professional services are donated, they are valued at $30.00 per hour.
  • Neighborhood match must be not only pledged, but also secured.  Secured means that the donor has specifically described the contribution and has signed the Match Pledged/Secured Form to confirm the commitment
  • Home Owners Associations or individuals must provide a signed W-9 tax form for receipt of grant funds

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1. Who may apply?
2. How do I apply?
3. What kind of projects are eligible?
4. How are projects evaluated?
5. How does the Neighborhood Matching Fund work?
6. What are the basic requirements for developing a Neighborhood Match project?
7. Who is responsible for project maintenance?
8. What is the timeline for project approval through completion?