FY21 Neighborhood Action Match Program

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is requesting applications for the FY 2021 Neighborhood Action Match Program.  The funds are to match voluntary contributions raised by neighborhood associations, individuals, businesses and other organizations to support eligible neighborhood associations in carrying out community activities. This program is an excellent way for neighborhoods to maximize their resources by working in partnership with the local government.

Applications are due by 4:00 pm, Friday, August 7, 2020. Neighborhood Associations must be incorporated and in good standing with Kentucky’s Office of the Secretary of State to apply. The application materials detail other requirements and eligible program activities. The maximum award to a neighborhood association is $10,000.  The LFUCG anticipates making award announcements by September 30, 2020.

For the first time this year, applications will be accepted only online. The online portal and instructions can be accessed here: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/neighborhood-action-match-program-namp. Associations should ensure their contact information is up to date on the LFUCG list of active neighborhood associations by visiting: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/find-your-neighborhood-association.

A training for applicants will be held at 10 a.m. on July 22, 2020, via Zoom to walk through the on-line application process. Applicants may access Zoom Meeting by clicking on LINK TO ZOOM MEETING on NAMP webpage or connect through audio by calling 1-301-715-8592 using meeting ID 86105328042 on  the date of meeting.

Neighborhood associations located in eligible census tracts may apply for a reduced match commitment. Match must be at least 10% of the total project cost if the neighborhood association is in a qualified census tract. Qualified census tracts are located on page 6 in the guidelines located at: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/neighborhood-action-match-program-namp.

For questions, contact Celia Moore, Grants Manager, Division of Grants and Special Programs at (859) 258-3072 or cmoore@lexingtonky.gov.