MCDC Grant Program

Community Enhancement Grant Program

Overview

The Murphy Community Development Corporation (MCDC) strives to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the City of Murphy by participating in the development of parks, open spaces, community facilities, city beautification, and developing a vibrant economic base. MCDC seeks to maintain Murphy as a family oriented community that partners with the City administration to promote transparent operations, citizen involvement, and fiscal responsibility.

MCDC receives revenue from a half‐cent sales tax and awards grant funds for projects, promotional activities and community events that benefit the community, support economic development and promote the City of Murphy.

The MCDC and the City of Murphy City Council intends to grant funds, with a maximum of $2500.00 per grant, to a broad range of non-profit organizations each year. Applicable projects include community service organization projects and community enhancement projects that enhance the quality of life for the residents of the City of Murphy. Some projects could be eligible for a larger grant with the approval of the MCDC and City Council.

To print a copy of the program guidelines, click here.

Eligibility

Community service organization projects and community enhancement projects are eligible for consideration in addition to projects as deemed eligible by the Murphy Community Development Corporation and the Murphy City Council.  Community groups that have 501C designation, such as neighborhood/community groups, Girl/Boy Scouts, local church groups, Historical Society, Exchange Club, and other non-profit organizations are eligible.  

Guidelines

“Project” refers to community service organization project, community enhancement project, promotional activity, community event or a project/program deemed eligible by the Murphy Community Development Corporation and the Murphy City Council.

"Project must advance the goals of MCDC and City Council and must be open to the public.
The approved "Project" must be completed within one year, or consistent with Performance Agreement.

For complete details, download the Program Guidelines.

    Submittals

        The application can be completed online and submitted; however, a printed copy of the application and any supporting documents must be delivered to City Hall located at 206 N. Murphy Road, attention: Community Development Department. 

        Once the submittal is complete, it will be scheduled for consideration by the MCDC Board.
        The grant applicant(s) shall provide a brief project presentation to the MCDC Board and City Council.