Neighborhood Matching Grants



Program Overview

The City of Round Rock promotes and supports community efforts that contribute to vibrant neighborhoods. The City Council has allocated funds through the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program to stimulate and enhance opportunities for residents to address neighborhood concerns and special needs.

This program provides funding for a matching grant initiative to be offered to registered neighborhood organizations. Grant funding will be available on a 50/50 match basis (up to $5,000) for any qualified, neighborhood sponsored project. Grant requests greater than $5,000 but not exceeding $15,000 will be accepted but will be subject to City Manager approval. Matching funds from neighborhood groups may be in the form of cash, in-kind services such as donated supplies, equipment or professional services, with a required percentage of the match in the form of volunteer hours. Each neighborhood will be eligible to receive one (1) grant per fiscal year budget period. Each application will be reviewed by the Matching Grant Advisory Board for consideration and final approval.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleanup activities
  • Beautification
  • City park development/improvement (must receive Parks and Recreation Department approval prior)
  • Neighborhood message board
  • Entry features (new construction and renovations allowed as long as they meet current sign codes)
  • Neighborhood enhancement features such as sidewalk and lighting improvements
  • Tree and/or brush planting (plants must be drought tolerant)
  • Mural project
  • Funds for project-related paint supplies
  • Neighborhood community garden

Non-eligible projects:

  • Supplanting a neighborhood organization’s operating budgets (salaries or operating expenses)
  • Appreciation gifts, plaques or certificates for City staff or elected officials
  • Projects that advocate or impose religious or political beliefs or restrict participation on the basis of religion political affiliation
  • Electronic surveillance equipment
  • Driveway repair
  • Lawn care equipment
  • Security gate installation or maintenance
  • Projects outside of Round Rock city limits
  • Speed bumps or traffic calming devices
  • Projects without a least a 50/50 match

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