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Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

Grants to Texas Neighborhood Organizations for
Projects and Events to Enhance the Quality of Life

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City of Pasadena - Pasadena Industrial Community Network and Neighborhood Network

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 4:00 PM


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Grants to Texas neighborhood organizations in eligible regions for initiatives that will improve local neighborhoods. Applicants must meet with staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for beautification projects, special events, or other projects that will improve the quality of life, public health, safety, and welfare in neighborhoods of the City of Pasadena.

The Program: The Neighborhood Network Matching Grant Program is a partnership between the City of Pasadena and all recognized Neighborhood Organizations within the city. The goal of the program is to develop neighborhood initiated planning, organizing, and improvement projects. Projects should be mutually agreed upon by the Neighborhood Organization and benefit the whole community.

Eligible projects are those that improve the quality of life, public health, safety, and welfare of Neighborhoods in the City of Pasadena. Any project approved by the organization’s board and membership must be mutually agreed upon and benefit the whole neighborhood. The project must meet and comply with city ordinance and guidelines which constitutes a public purpose. Some project ideas include, but are not limited to:

1. Administrative Costs: The grant program covers costs needed to maintain an organization. Examples include but are not limited to these:

  • Meeting Flyers
  • Meeting Signs
  • Fees for of legal status of organization

2. Quality of Life & Capital Improvements: Any project that improves the quality of life in a neighborhood is eligible. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Crime Watch
  • National Night Out
  • Neighborhood Community Events – Picnic, Festival, Parade
  • Special Events – Health fair, Sporting event
  • Signage and Street Signs
  • Park & Playground Amenities
  • Security Enhancements (Lighting, fencing)
  • Improvements to Neighborhood Entryways
  • Landscape Improvements (Trees, shrubs, Community Garden, etc)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180167

Estimated Size of Grant:

The city supplies cash reimbursement for a neighborhood project or event with a maximum city participation of $7,500 on any approved project.

Term of Contract:

All projects shall be completed within 6 months of application approval. The grant period is concurrent with the City of Pasadena fiscal year, which is from October 1 to September 30 respectively.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Neighborhood organizations officially recognized by the City of Pasadena may apply. To see the official recognition standards, see

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due by 4 PM on January 15, 2021.

Before submitting an application, anyone interested in receiving funding may schedule a pre-application meeting with the Neighborhood Network.

-The grants will be reimbursed on a 50/50 basis, or as the Neighborhood Grant Review Board deems appropriate.

-The Neighborhood Organization matches the City’s contribution with cash or in-kind donations, such as local resources of volunteer labor, donated materials, professional services, etc.

-For every dollar requested, the Neighborhood Organizations must identify items that equal or exceed the value of the amount requested.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information on the Matching Grant Program and to schedule a pre-application meeting, call Brenda Pritchard, Neighborhood Network Specialist, at 713-920-7930 or email her at

Following the pre-application meeting, the applicant should submit a grant application to the Neighborhood Network office or by e-mail to:

City of Pasadena, Neighborhood Network
Attn: Neighborhood Matching Grant Program
1149 Ellsworth, 2nd floor
Pasadena, Texas 77506
Phone Number: (713) 920-7930

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: City of Pasadena

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