Neighborhood Matching Grants

Street mural funded by neighborhood matching grant

About the program

Each year the City requests applications from Recognized Neighborhood Associations (RNAs) on a 50/50 matching basis. The Neighborhood Matching Grant program funds small projects within Recognized Neighborhood Associations (RNAs) that:

  • have an environmental benefit,
  • strengthen neighborhoods,
  • expand citizen involvement
  • and promote the interests of the broader Olympia Community.

Projects must be completed within six months with volunteer support. Grant awards will range from $500 to $5,000 to cover a maximum of 50% of project costs. The RNA is required to match the City grant through direct financial contributions, material donations, and/or volunteer time.

  • Walking maps
  • Street banners (design & fabrication)
  • Festival materials
  • Bulk mailing to residents
  • Garden and park improvements
  • Signage

2021 program timeline

  • Request for proposals: Feb. 2, 2021
  • Application deadline: March 22, 2021
  • Council review & approval: May 2021
  • Contracts signed: May 2021
  • Project completion date: Dec. 31 2021
  • Project reports: Feb. 3, 2022


Contact Lydia Moorehead at 360.570.3746 or