Gaithersburg HOAs Invited to Apply for Improvement Matching Grants

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Gaithersburg HOAs Invited to Apply for Improvement Matching Grants
 

The City of Gaithersburg is now accepting applications for funding under the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program.  The program provides an incentive for neighborhood organizations to improve their communities by awarding dollar-for-dollar matching grants of up to $5,000.  $60,000 is budgeted for this program in Fiscal Year 2013. 

Neighborhood groups and associations have used these funds for such things as sidewalk enhancement, lighting upgrades, signage, fence replacement, parking lot enhancements, community block parties, and even neighborhood birdhouses.

Application forms are available below.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 15, 2012. 

For more information on the program, please contact Monica Sanchez in the City Manager’s Office at 301-258-6310.

 
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Joshua Zargari
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Good evening Roy.

That is a great program that will help improve the appearance of many towns.

Jun 14, 2012 05:59 PM #1
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Roy, I know everyone in Gaithersburg will love to get these matching grants to make improvements in the neighborhood.

 

Jun 14, 2012 06:48 PM #2
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Roy Kelley
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HOAs should definitely take advantage of this grants program.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 15, 2012 03:12 AM #3
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William True
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Roy, this sounds like an excellent program for neighborhood organizations in Gaithersburg, MD. Hopefully, many HOAs will take advantage of it!

Jun 15, 2012 07:50 AM #4
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Charles Stallions
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Sounds like a good government program to increase jobs and help the community.

Jun 15, 2012 07:15 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Roy- I love the idea of neighborhoods getting grants to help improve their communities.  With short sales and foreclosures and just tough economic conditions it has been hard on HOA's to maintain a budget for improvements and maintenance. 

Jun 15, 2012 07:29 PM #6
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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Roy, that's a GREAT idea.  I wonder why some more cities don't do something like this?  It would really help home values out.   But, it seems like Gaithersburg is ahead of the curve on so many great ideas.  You live and sell real estate in a wonderful area, that's for sure.  

Jun 15, 2012 08:04 PM #7
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William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
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Hi Roy, This is a great grant program and it really does help those that apply for the grants to make enhancements and improvements that go beyond their reserves.
Jun 15, 2012 10:51 PM #8
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John McCormack
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Roy, sounds like a good program!  Hope you and Dolores have enjoyed a great day my friend.

Jun 18, 2012 05:45 PM #9
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Carl Winters
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What a great program. I'm sure the money will be well spent.

Jun 18, 2012 05:54 PM #10
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Juli Vosmik
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Roy, Gaithersburg really does "get it" - giving a little back helps so much.  I hope more communities read this and realize that tax dollars can be really well spent in ways like this. 

Jun 20, 2012 08:22 PM #11
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
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Roy, now that's good news! Today I heard CA is closing 15 parks because the state can no longer afford to keep them up. What's next, libraries, zoos, senior citizen programs?

Thanks for sharing the good news in your corner of the world.

Jun 21, 2012 01:17 AM #12
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David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Roy, sounds like a wonderful program for the HOA Communities. Thanks for sharing...

Jun 21, 2012 03:26 AM #13
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Wayne Martin
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
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Roy, what a win-win program. People take pride in their neighborhood, improve its looks and thus improve value! Enjoy your day!

Jun 21, 2012 03:46 AM #14
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Good Morning Roy, That is a great thing the city does, all associations should be applying to take advantage of this.  Have a great Thursday.

Jun 21, 2012 05:30 AM #15
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Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is always good to receive your comments.  I hope that the HOAs will take advantage of this opportunity.

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