Applications are being accepted for the 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.  The program provides grants of up to $10,000.00 to neighborhood- based groups and/or organizations for resident driven neighborhood improvement projects located within unincorporated Palm Beach County and the Lake Region municipalities of Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee.  Priority funding will be given to projects that are proposed for designated Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) areas (Enter your address on this link http://www.pbcgov.org/ccrt_map  to find out if you live in a CCRT area).  

Projects must fall under 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; and 8) Emergency Preparedness projects. 

Potential applicants must log/dial into the mandatory virtual pre-application conference on February 23, 2021,  at 6:00 p.m. Confirmation of attendance must be received no later than February 21, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. to receive log-in instructions and have your name on the confirmed list.
Please reserve and confirm attendance by registering online at https://2022ocrneatgrant.eventbrite.com.  Please contact Chrystal Mathews, NEAT Grants Program Manager, at cmathews@pbcgov.org if you do not receive a timely confirmation of your registration.​

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.

NEAT Project Timeline

 Examples of OCR’s Grant Improvement Projects

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​Members of the public who plan to attend the meeting in person are asked to please notify the Office of Community Revitalization, if possible at CMathews@pbcgov.org or call 561-233-5565.

Communication Media Technology (CMT) may be accessed at the following location which is normally open to the public: 2300 N. Jog Road, RM 2E-38, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

People wishing to attend in person may do so at 2300 N. Jog Road, RM 2E-38, 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@pbcgov.org or call 561-233-5565. 

Also, those wishing to make public comments may send their comments to Chrystal Mathews at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 or email CMathews@pbcgov.org.

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@pbcgov.org 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@pbcgov.org at  least one business day in advance.  Hearing impaired individuals are requested to telephone the Florida Relay System at #711.

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@pbcgov.org