The Foreclosure Property Registry was established in 2010 to limit and reduce the deterioration of property located within the City of Jacksonville caused by foreclosure, and create a mechanism to protect neighborhoods from being blighted through a lack of adequate maintenance of homes going through the foreclosure process.

One of the strategies of the Foreclosure Property Registry is to address blight within our neighborhoods by providing funds to neighborhood organizations in the form of a matching grant. The City of Jacksonville’s Matching Grant Program is designed to give financial assistance to registered neighborhood organizations who are interested in reducing blight within their neighborhood and ultimately enhance their community.

A neighborhood organization, civic organization or community group that is located within Duval County and has been in existence for at least six months may apply for a grant up to $5,000. Organizations must be registered in the City of Jacksonville’s Directory of Neighborhood Organizations. Applicants may access the Neighborhoods Directory Database by going to

Projects must address an external, visible, beautification or rehabilitation improvement that benefits their Duval County neighborhood. Some of the possible uses could be 1) clean up graffiti, 2) repair and install new fencing, 3) replace or develop neighborhood identification or entrance signs, 4) community gardens, and 5) painting/landscaping.

The grant reimbursement amount under this program is 50% of the total project cost up to a maximum of $5,000. Qualifying matches include cash, sweat equity, volunteer labor hours and in-kind donations such as building supplies and materials.

The Grant Application Cycle is Now OPEN

To Receive an Application Please Contact:
Ray Eslinger at or 904-255-8272
Robert Ownby at or 904-255-8283

Applications are due on or before December 13th at 5:00 p.m.

Grant Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
ZOOM Workshop Information:
Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 826 1580 2823
Passcode: 679405