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Steele Creek Areas are Eligible for Neighborhood Matching Grants

(October 4, 2008) The City of Charlotte administers a Neighborhood Matching Grants Program for neighborhood statistical areas (NSAs) with median household incomes not exceeding $64,219 based on the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Study. The program is designed improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live there. A map showing the eligible neighborhoods in Steele Creek is below.

Grant funding ranges up to $25,000. Cash, volunteer labor, and in-kind donations may be used as the neighborhood's match.

Neighborhood-based business or resident organizations may apply if the majority of the members live or operate businesses in the neighborhood. Neighborhood-based community development corporations with at least one-third neighborhood representation on their boards may also be eligible to apply

Areas eligible for Neighborhood Matching Grants in Steele Creek are:

NSA 100 (that part within the Charlotte city limits) - South of West Boulevard, west of the railroad and Billy Graham Parkway, northwest of S Tryon Street, north of Shopton Road, and east of Steele Creek Road.

NSA 102 - Residential areas south of Brown-Grier Road, west of Sandy Porter Road and S Tryon Street, north of Westinghouse Boulevard, and east of Steele Creek Road.

NSA 107 (that part within the Charlotte city limits) - Stowe Creek area

NSA 199 - Between S Tryon Street and I-77 and north of I-485.

Grants are awarded three times a year; March 15, June 15  and September 15. To apply, a representative from the organization must attend at least one pre-application workshop.

Contact Charlotte Neighborhood Development at 704-336-2349 if you have questions about the process or the eligibility for a specific neighborhood or organization.

For more information visit the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program web page.

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