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Applications Are Being Accepted for OCR’s FY-2025 Neighborhood Engagement and Transformation (NEAT) Grants Program


Palm Beach County’s Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is accepting applications for its Neighborhood Engagement and Transformation (NEAT) grants program. NEAT provides grants of up to $10,000 to neighborhood-based groups and/or organizations for resident-driven neighborhood improvement projects proposed within designated Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) areas and the Glades region, including the municipalities of Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee.

Projects must fall under one of the following categories to be eligible for funding: 1) Neighborhood Beautification; 2) Neighborhood Identification; 3) Neighborhood Organizing and Sustainability; 4) Neighborhood Outreach and Capacity Building; 5) Public Safety and Crime Prevention; 6) Community Gardens; 7) Neighborhood Green Projects; 8) Emergency Preparedness and 9) Other (eligible minor neighborhood improvements such as infrastructure, resilience, little free libraries/pantries etc.).

The application deadline is May 15, 2024. Potential applicants must attend a mandatory pre-application conference on March 6, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Confirmation of attendance must be received no later than March 4, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Please reserve and confirm attendance by registering online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6646626/FY2025-NEAT-Grant-Pre-application-Conference.  
Please contact Chrystal Mathews, NEAT Grants Program Manager, at cmathews@pbc.gov​ if you do not receive a timely confirmation of your registration or have questions. ​



CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU LIVE IN A CCRT AREA.

Step 1 - Mandatory Pre-App ConferenceStep 2 - Letter of Intent DueStep 3 - Applications DueStep 4 - Award NotificationStep 5 - BCC ApprovalStep 6 - Project Complete



FY2025 NEAT Grants Recommendation Meeting

Wednesday ​July 17, 2024 at 9:00 AM


Members of the public who plan to attend the virtual meeting in person are asked to please notify the Office of Community Revitalization, if possible at CMathews@pbcgov.org or call 561-233-5565 no later than (1) business day prior to such meeting.

Communication Media Technology (CMT) may be accessed at the following location which is normally open to the public: 2300 N. Jog Road, RM 2E-52, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

Anyone interested in additional information may write Chrystal Mathews at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, or email CMathews@pbc.gov or call 561-233-5565. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), persons with disabilities
requiring accommodations in order to participate in this public meeting should contact Chrystal Mathews at CMathews@pbc.gov no later than one (1) business day prior to such meeting.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services for a meeting (free of charge), please call 561-233-5565 or send email to CMathews@pbc.gov at  least one business day in advance.  Hearing impaired individuals are requested to telephone the Florida Relay System at #711.1.

Click here to access NEAT Grants Recommendation Meeting.​


This program provides funding to neighborhood based groups and/or organizations for projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. NEAT grants are intended to build the skills and capacity of project leaders to transform their neighborhoods. The program provides grants up to $10,000 for projects located within unincorporated Palm Beach County and the Lake Region municipalities of Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee, with priority funding given to projects proposed for designated Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) areas.

 Examples of OCR’s Grant Improvement Projects

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Contact Us

NEAT Grants Program

Chrystal Mathews
Grant Program Manager

PBC Office of Community Revitalization

2300 N Jog Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Email:  cmathews@pbc.gov