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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, Neighborhoods, Businesses, Schools, and Individuals in Eligible Areas for Community Improvements

Beautification Grant

Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) and City of Charlotte

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #154690

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, businesses, schools, and individuals in eligible areas for projects that enhance local communities. Funding is intended for projects and activities in a range of focus areas including beautification, recycling and waste reduction, litter prevention, and community greening. Eligible projects take place in Charlotte.

KCB Core Principles & Eligible Project Opportunities

  • Litter Prevention: Clean-Your-Block Parties and educational efforts that promote litter removal & prevention
    • Eligible expenses: Branded safety vests, t-shirts, temporary signage, gloves, tools/tool rental, and marketing efforts.
    • Clean-up supplies, including litter sticks, trash, recycling bags, and safety vests, are available upon request through Keep Charlotte Beautiful. 
  • Waste Reduction & Recycling: Competitions and educational campaigns, decorative trash cans and recycling bins, pet waste stations, cigarette butt boxes, and other methods to improve the collection of waste and recycling
    • Eligible Expenses: Program supplies, signage, bins, design fees and installation.  
  • Beautification: Beautification and placemaking enhancements, decorative elements including sculpture, painted pavement, murals, mosaics, decorative signal cabinet wraps, seating & benches.  Façade improvements may include helping your neighbor campaigns to manage lawns, landscaping and minor exterior home repairs, painting, and other enhancements. 
    • Eligible Expenses: Design fees, supplies, and installation.
  • Community Greening: Community gardens, hydroponic gardens, street plantings, moveable planters or hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, and other landscaping to promote bees, butterflies, and other species, food production, and clean air.
    • Eligible Expenses: Gardening tools/tool rental, design, signage, decorative elements including planter boxes and benches, potting soil, and perennial plants. Must include at least 50% native plant species. 

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This competitive grant is open to neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and individuals citywide.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

Online and phone-in access instructions will be provided to registered attendees prior to the workshop. Please visit to register.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit LOIs by Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

Grant funds are provided as reimbursement upon project completion with the submission of qualified receipts or invoices unless other arrangements are made. No match is required.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000. Applicants may request up to $150 for food and/or non-alcoholic beverages when incorporated as a meaningful component of the proposed project.

Term of Contract:

Grant funded activities may not begin prior to contract signing and must be completed by December 31, 2023.

Contact Information:

Submit your LOI via email to

Fax applications to 704-336-3959 or mail or hand-deliver to
600 E Trade St
Charlotte NC 28202.

Direct questions to the email address above or call 704-582-3909.

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