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Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland homeowners associations, citizen associations, condominium associations, and other neighborhood groups in eligible locations for community improvement projects. Funding is intended for new projects, such as the installation of landscaping, entrance features, lighting, tot lots, and other physical improvements and neighborhood events. Eligible projects benefit the residents of Gaithersburg.

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.

Priority will be given to:

  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 and projects that enhance public safety, such as lighting, security systems, or sidewalks.

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GrantWatch ID#: 172870

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum annual grant(s) to any community may not exceed a total of $5,000 for any fiscal year.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded in July. The performance period is July 1 to May 31.

All receipts/invoices must be submitted by June 10, following the end of the performance period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program will be available to all Homeowners Associations, Condominium Associations, citizen associations, or any group that represents a majority of the residents in any given neighborhood.

With the exception of community identification signs and fencing, grants will not be awarded for the replacement of existing features or routine maintenance. Grants may not be awarded retroactively for projects that are underway or already completed.

Ineligible expenses:
- Annuals (plants/flowers/shrubs)
- Watering of plants
- Tree removal or pruning
- Routine maintenance and/or repair work
- Replacement of existing features (exceptions: community identification signs and fencing)
- Events, activities, programs, and/or services usually included in the organization’s regular budget
- Operating expenses, including salaries and stipends

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for FY 2023 grants are being accepted between April 1 and May 13, 2022.

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.

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.


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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 program, please contact Cindy Hines, Assistant to the City Manager, at

Gaithersburg City Hall
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-2038

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