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The Neighborhood Enhancement Matching Grant Program (NEMGP) is administered by the Community Development Office enabling organized neighborhoods to plan and implement projects in partnership with the City.   Starting October 1, 2014 the new grant limit has been raised to $25,000 a grant with a new match requirement of 2:1, which means for every $2 dollars the City contributes neighborhoods will be requireed to match $1. For more information about the NEMG download the Guidebook and application below (requires Adobe reader).  Call 972-466-4299 for a printed version.

NEMG Guidebook

NEMG Application

Begun in 1998, over $250,000 worth of improvements have been made to public property in the City of Carrollton as a direct result of NEMGP projects. This includes over $70,000 in neighborhood organization funds, over $50,000 in donated materials, and the value of over 3,000 volunteer hours.

Requirements NEMGP Volunteer Pic

Proposals will be considered by the City's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (NAC) on a case-by-case basis.

  • Register on an annual basis with the City's Community Development Office at City Hall (972-466-4299).  Neighborhoods that wish to submit a proposal must be registered.
  • Priority will be given to the neighborhoods that are at least 10 years old and include a minimum of 30 residential units.  Neighborhoods that do not meet this age or size guideline are still eligible and highly encouraged to apply. 
  • Develop a project on public property or in the public right-of-way that benefits all neighborhood residents and the general public.  If the proposed project involves private property, applicant is still encouraged to consult with staff as there may be an opportunity to convey such property to the City.
  • Measure neighborhood sentiment to determine support for proposed projects.
  • Submit a completed application with all appropriate attachments.

Neighborhood Contributions

The value of the contribution by the neighborhood organization must equal to 35% or more of the total grant amount being requested. Contributions can include:

  • Organization Funds
  • Donated Materials
  • Volunteer Labor (calculated at $10/hr)
  • Volunteered Technical Expertise

Screening Wall LandscapingApplication Deadlines

Project proposals must be reviewed by Community Development Staff and the Development Review Committee (DRC) before they may be submitted to the NAC for approval.  Applications are required on or before the

• First Friday in December with presentation for NAC approval the second Thursday in January
• First Friday in March with presentation to NAC for approval the second Thursday in April
• First Friday in July with presentation to the NAC for approval the second Thursday in August.

Past Projects

Projects completed in the past include gateway monuments, improving city parks and greenways, enhancing screening walls, and general neighborhood beautification projects.

The following are recent NEMGP project summaries. These require Adobe Reader.

Bel Air of Josey Ranch ~ 2004 Greenbelt Enhancement

The Country Place ~ 1999 Xeriscape Park

The Country Place ~ 2000 Irrigation Improvements

Country Villas ~ 2003 Gateway Monument Signs

Frankford Estates ~ 2002 Monument Sign Enhancement

High Country ~ 2000 Gateway & Screening Wall Beautification 

Highlands ~ 2001 Brick Screening Wall

Indian Springs ~ 2000 Irrigation Improvements

Josey Park Estates ~ 2004 Greenbelt Enhancement

Meadow Ridge ~ 1999 Entryway Landscaping

Meadow Ridge ~ 2000 Entryway Landscaping

Nottingham Estates ~ 1999 Park Beautification

Oak Hills ACORN ~ 2006 Entryway Enhancements

Old Downtown ~ 2002 Gazebo & Tree Lighting

Palisades Point ~ 2002 Monument & Wall Signs

Ridgeline ~ Entryway Sign                   

Rosemeade Heights ~ 2001 Gateway Landscaping & Irrigation

Savoy of Josey Ranch ~ 2000 Landscaping Improvements

Sumner Oaks ~ 2000 Gateway Improvements

Walden ~ 2004 Parkway Enhancement & Irrigation Improvement

Woodcreek ~ 2000 Walking Bridge Improvements

Woodgate ~ 2000 Entryway Sign Improvements

Woodgate ~ 2002 Neighborhood Entrance Beautification

Woodgate ~ 2006 Gateway Landscaping Redesign and Improvements

 Savoy of Josey Ranch ~ 2008 Landscaping Improvement

 Walden HOA ~ 2008 Landscaping Improvements

Oak Hills ACORN ~ 2009 Entryway Monument Sign Improvements

 High Meadow of Indian Creek ~ 2010 Landscaping Project  

Woodcreek HOA ~ 2011 Entryway Sign

Rosemeade Heights ~ 2011 Entryway and Fence Improvements

The Highlands ~ 2011 Screening Fence Project

Morningside 2013 -  Monument Sign

 Savoy of Josey Ranch I 2013 - Landscaping

     

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