The Neighborhood Maintenance Grant Program is intended to assist lower-income homeowners in maintaining and reinvesting in their properties. The Program awards grants to assist with actual costs incurred by a homeowner for materials, construction and/or architectural services to perform and complete eligible exterior improvements.
Other exterior surface repairs or maintenance, subject to approval
Property Eligibility Criteria
Occupied by the owner on record.
Owner/occupant documented household total income for the previous year at or below 250 percent of the previous year’s Federal Poverty Level for the size of household.
All real estate taxes and assessments must not be delinquent and property insurance must be in effect and current.
Annual Household Income Limits (2021 income for 2022 grant cycle)
250% Federal Poverty Level
Applications will be accepted each year until all budgeted grant funds are allocated.
Grant will pay for 75 percent of documented eligible costs for materials, construction and/or architectural services, based on receipts submitted. In-kind labor or investments will not be eligible to be counted toward property owner’s investment.
Maximum grant $5,000 (Homeowner invests $1,667, City of Derby invests $5,000). The homeowner will be solely responsible for any costs beyond grant funds authorized.
Minimum total project investment of $1,000 ($250 homeowner, $750 City of Derby).