City of Waco’s Neighborhood Grant Program – Texas

The City of Waco’s Neighborhood Grant Program assists neighborhood associations in Waco with beautification, identity, and community-based projects.

Donor Name: The City of Waco Texas

State: Texas

City: Waco

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/26/2022

Grant Size: $7,500


The purpose of the matching grant program is to provide financial assistance for neighborhoods to complete neighborhood projects. Neighborhood associations can receive up to $7,500 in grant funding, and after successfully completing one grant project, they can apply for up to two grants per application cycle, but no more than $10,000 can be awarded to any association per year. If two grant applications are submitted, they must be for different projects (i.e., they cannot combine to achieve more than $7,500 for the same project).

The Neighborhood Grant Program is a matching grant, so that means you and your neighborhood association must put some investment into your neighborhood too. The match requirement can be met with cash, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours. However, any projects that are ultimately owned by the City of Waco, such as new identity signs or park benches, do not require a match.

Project Ideas

Projects can include:

  • Neighborhood events
  • Park amenities
  • Benches
  • Neighborhood identity signs or sign toppers
  • Equipment to assist in solving illegal dumping hot spots
  • Cultural, social, or recreational activities

Eligibility Criteria

Neighborhood Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Neighborhood Grant Program, neighborhood associations must:

  • Be a part of a City of Waco neighborhood association.
  • Have by-laws governing the organization.
  • Have Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Formation filed with the Secretary of State and be in good standing.
  • Have membership open to all those living within their boundaries (and per the bylaws).
  • Have a Federal Tax Identification Number to complete IRS Form W-9.
  • Have a bank account in the name of the neighborhood association.
  • Submit the application by the deadline.
  • Agree to submit the required project progress reports and final report.

Project Eligibility

Your neighborhood project is eligible for consideration of grant funding if it:

  • Supports neighborhood goals,
  • Is highly visible and accessible from the public realm,
  • Has a community benefit,
  • Enlists community participation and/or community support,
  • Results in an enhancement of the neighborhood,
  • Is feasible for completion within the given timeframe,
  • Has a plan and dedicated funding source for maintenance of the project (if applicable),
  • Involves the benefiting neighborhood in project identification, planning and execution, and
  • Is within Waco city limits.

For more information, visit City of Waco’s Neighborhood Grant Program.