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Steele Creek Areas are Eligible for Neighborhood Matching Grants

(July 30, 2006) The City of Charlotte administers a Neighborhood Matching Grants Program for neighborhoods with median household incomes not exceeding $61,151 based on the Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Study. The program is designed improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live there. Maps of the three eligible neighborhoods in Steele Creek are 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

Neighborhood Statistical Area 100

Neighborhood Statistical Area 199

Neighborhood Statistical Area 102
Areas eligible for Neighborhood Matching Grants in Steele Creek are:

Neighborhood Statistical Area 100 - 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.

Neighborhood Statistical Area 199 - Between S Tryon Street and I-77 and north of I-485.

Neighborhood Statistical Area 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.

Neighborhood associations may apply under four project categories:

 1. Neighborhood Improvement,
 2. Crime and Public Safety,
 3. Neighborhood Organizational Development, and
 4. Neighborhood Educational, Recreational, and Cultural Initiatives.

Grants are awarded three times a year; March 15, June 15  and September 15. The application deadline for the next round of grants is September 15. To apply, a representative from the organization must attend at least one of the pre-application workshops that will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, August 3, 2006; 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
       West Boulevard Library - 2157 West Boulevard
Monday, August 7, 2006; 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
       Sugar Creek Resource Center - 4045 N Tryon Street
Saturday, August 12, 2006; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
       University City Library - 301 E WT Harris Boulevard
Tuesday, August 15, 2006; 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
       Betty Rae Thomas Center - 2921 Tuckaseegee Road

Contact Cynthia Woods, Coordinator of the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program, 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.