Corridors Connect Community Activation Grants

Closed September 15, 2023, 04:00 PM

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  • StatusComplete
  • SummaryBid Due Date & Time: Sept. 15, 2023 at 4 p.m. EDT

    Bid Type: Grant Opportunity

    Department: Housing & Neighborhood Services


Corridors Connect Activation Grant - $500 Reimbursement

The Corridors Connect Community Activation grant offers neighborhood groups and local nonprofit organizations within the Corridors of Opportunity funding to program/activate the Corridors Connect routes. Route details can be found here: Open Streets Corridors Connects - Google My Maps

$500 will be funded for eligible expenses associated with programming activities. Applications are open through September 15, 2023 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

Eligible Expenses

  • Eligible expenses include:
  • Youth programming
  • Wellness and fitness classes
  • Pop ups / interactive stalls
  • Neighborhood history projects
  • Interactive displays
  • And more!

Please contact to confirm eligibility for projects not listed above.

What is Corridors Connect?

Corridors Connect is an innovative collaboration of the City’s Corridors of Opportunity initiative and the City and Mecklenburg County’s Open Streets Program that encourages community-wide opportunities for connectivity, health and wellness, celebration of community and equitable investment through multiple events located in all six Corridors.

The 2023 Corridors Connect initiative will take place on back-to-back Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. across six corridors. Event details are listed below. View details about Open Streets 704.

  • Sugar Creek Road & I-85 – October 8, 1-5 p.m.
  • Albemarle Road & Central Ave. – October 8, 1-5 p.m.
  • Beatties Ford Road & Rozzelles Ferry Road – October 15, 1- 5p.m.
  • Graham Street & North Tryon Street – October 15, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • West Boulevard – October 22, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Freedom Drive & Wilkinson Boulevard – October 22, 1 - 5 p.m.


The city will provide a one-time $500 grant to neighborhood organizations, merchant associations or coalition for eligible items paid September through November 2023. Grant applications must be approved prior to any expenses being made by the organization. Funds must be used for neighborhood/nonprofit purposes.

  • Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-considered basis, with priority given to achieving geographic distribution until funds are exhausted.
  • Grants are limited to one application per organization and can be concurrent with other grants.
  • Multiple activities may be funded within one application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to be creative and inclusive to inspire participation from a diverse audience.
  • Organizations must be located or operating in the City of Charlotte's Corridors of Opportunity Area of Influence geography.
  • This is a reimbursement grant. Funds will be dispersed after the day your programming occurs.

Additional Resources

View this opportunity and additional details on Housing & Neighborhood Services' grant opportunity site. After you log in, search "Corridors Connect Community Activation Grant or contact Aisha Sabur if you have any questions.