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. Matching funds or donations must equal or exceed the amount of the funds requested through the program. Qualifying matches include cash, sweat equity, volunteer labor hours and in-kind donations such as building supplies and materials. Collaboration with your neighbors and community leaders will be required.

Interested organizations may request access to the application by emailing srycroft@coj.net or call 904-255-8272.

The Neighborhoods Department will host a series of workshops that will assist interested organizations with the matching grant process. The workshops are not required, but are highly recommended. 

All workshops will be held at 214 N. Hogan Street Jacksonville, FL. 32202 in the Ed Ball Building training room 110.

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact: Shaun Rycroft at srycroft@coj.net.