Neighborhood Matching Grants Available in Gaithersburg

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Neighborhood Matching Grants Available in Gaithersburg


Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

This program helps neighborhood associations make improvements in their communities by providing dollar-for-dollar matching grants.

  • The program is available to all homeowners associations, condominium associations, citizen associations, or any group that represents a majority of the residents in any given neighborhood.

  • Applications for FY 2022 grants are being accepted between May 20 and June 25, 2021.

  • The maximum grant(s) to any community may not exceed a combined total of $5,000 for any fiscal year. If a grant is approved, funds will be reimbursed to the community after the project or program is complete and is inspected by City staff. Grants are awarded in July and any approved grant funds not expended by the second week in June of the following year will be recaptured.

  • Grants will be considered for new projects such as lighting, installation of landscaping, tot lots, entrance features, other physical improvements, or neighborhood events. Additionally, grants may be considered to assist with the cost of consulting or engineering studies for major community improvements or for the cost of community building programs. With the exception of community identification signs and fencing, grants will not be awarded for replacement of existing features or routine maintenance. Grants may not be awarded retroactively for projects that are underway or already completed.
  • Communities will be required to match dollar-for-dollar the amount of the grant. For the purpose of the communities’ match, in-kind donations and the value of volunteer labor will be considered.
  1. Neighborhoods that have not received a cumulative total of $10,000 in matching grants within the last two fiscal years.
  2. For common ownership communities, projects that enhance public safety such as lighting, security systems, or sidewalks.
  • After review and recommendations by staff, requests will be forwarded to the Mayor & City Council for final approval.

This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.





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Comments (22)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Roy - that sounds like a nice incentive for neighborhood associations.

May 25, 2021 03:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice to read about this program in Gaithersburg Roy. I like the way you are consistent in getting the word out for your area!

May 25, 2021 04:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a great program, Roy. I don't believe we have anything like that in my area in any of the counties... and if we did, I'd be very concerned about how much property taxes would go up to support it.

May 25, 2021 04:37 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /


Just a wonderful program for the residents. Very good information,  Thanks for sharing and a reminder today is Taco Tuesday,  Bill Salvatore 

May 25, 2021 05:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornig Roy. Spunds like a program that rewards those with skin in the game. Enjoy your day.

May 25, 2021 05:29 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love hearing about this type of stuff and when communities look nice, everyone is happier.

May 25, 2021 05:35 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

For associations that are struggling this is a wonderful way to get the funds needed to benefit their properties

May 25, 2021 05:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - Good thoughts, proper preparation/a good plan and the right resources are a part of it.  Accountability too.  Of course, therein is the opportunity.  Good luck to those who participate and the communities who prosper.  

May 25, 2021 05:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Roy,

What a nice opportunity in other words resources for the communities in Gaithersburg.  Happy Tuesday.  A

May 25, 2021 07:37 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Roy! What an excellent idea and a great way to create an even better community

May 25, 2021 07:32 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Hopefully, the neighborhood matching grants will greatly enhance the community of Gaithersburg, Roy.

May 26, 2021 06:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

May 27, 2021 10:37 AM