The 2022 Neighborhood Matching Grant cycle opened in early February and closed on March 21, 2022. The Town’s Matching Grant Program is intended to provide grants for visible neighborhood improvements and/or safety/security enhancements by leveraging private funding. Matching Grants (up to $5,000) require an equal or greater match, which can consist of cash, donated materials, and/or labor. HOA’s and Neighborhood Groups can apply every three years. The total budget is $50,000.
An announcement of the grant opportunity was included in Town Times, and a PowerPoint presentation was made available on the Town’s website to assist with applying for the funds. In addition, Neighborhood Services staff was available by appointment to help with proposals. Staff spoke to and met with several groups and property managers.
Four applications were received for funding. A Matching Grant Review Committee, comprised of staff from Building Department, Code Compliance, Neighborhood Services, and Planning & Zoning, met to discuss grant proposals and funding recommendations.
All 4 Matching Grants were recommended for funding for the full requested amounts:
Antigua ($5,000)- repair and replacement of six monument signs
Augusta ($2,461)- new reflective directional signage
Jupiter Cove ($5,000)- new security lighting
Sea Palm ($3,343)- an ADA compatible chair lift to increase the accessibility and safety for residents using the pool.
2023 Matching Grant Program
The Matching Grant application is not currently open. The 2023 application will be made available in February 2023.