Neighborhoods with qualifying improvement projects to beautify and enhance the public spaces in their neighborhood may apply for matching grants of up to $5,000 with the City of Grand Prairie.
Applications should be within no more than 2 weeks of estimated project(s) start date. A Notice to Proceed letter from Building Blocks staff is required prior to performing work on any projects. Applicants may not pay contractors in cash. Itemized receipts are required for reimbursements.
*Must include exterior fence(s). Rebate limited to the cost associated with repairing or replacing the exterior fence(s). Example: Total fence repair is $4,000 of which $500 is for repair of external fences. The rebate will be limited to $500 which is less than 25% of the total cost.
In addition to the online application, participants must complete and sign two additional forms: Residential Agreement and Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazard.
Copies of the below supporting documentation needed for the property where improvement will be made:
Building Blocks Application
Housing staff will complete an initial inspection and take pictures of the improvement area
Participants will receive a letter letting them know to proceed with the project. The letter will includes project timeline, requirements, etc.
Housing staff will inspect the completed project
A W-9 form must be completed
Yes, for qualifying circumstances (inclement weather, etc.).
Project approval is on a first-come, first-served basis; applicants must submit complete applications for consideration.
Yes, but only projects consistent with those listed on the list of eligible projects will be approved, contingent on review by the Community Revitalization Unit.
Whether or not a permit is required is specific to each project. Permit questions should be directed to Building Inspections, 972-237-8230. You should be prepared to provide the details to your project when you call.
No, all payments must be completed through a verifiable source (credit, debit, money order, check, etc.).
This program provides an incentive to homeowners who demolish an existing single-family home and rebuild on the same lot within 24 months.
The Recipient agrees to begin and complete home reconstruction within twenty-four (24) months of program approval and demolition; a deadline date to complete improvements will be written into the Notice to Proceed letter. Upon request, an additional 60 days may be granted based on supply chain delays.
AddressHousing & Neighborhood Services
210 W Main St
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
HoursMon - Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Building Closed)
Sat - Sun: Closed
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