Charlotte Giving Residents $50,000 In Grants For Community Enhancement Projects


Apply for grants of up to $10,000 for placemaking projects in celebration of the City’s 250th Anniversary. We are challenged to complete 250 placemaking projects during our 250th year. A total of $50,000 has been dedicated to the Placemaking Grant Program, which will provide funding and technical support to residents to create and enhance community vibrancy, safety, and creative identity.

Eligible project categories include:

• Painted traffic circles & crosswalks
• Community and urban gardens
• Wall or street murals
• Sidewalk dining (for businesses)
• Street furniture
• Parklets
• Large format games
• Decorative lighting
• Decorative signal cabinet wraps
• Pocket parks
• Bike parking
• Other projects will be considered

To apply, applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by October 22. Applicants whose letters of intent are selected will be invited to submit a formal application for the grant program by December 17. Grants will be awarded mid-January.

For more information on Charlotte’s Placemaking Grant including guidelines, select project ideas and how-to-guides, visit or call 704-336-4594. Funded projects must be free and open to all members of the public, be visible within the community and be achievable by December 31, 2019.