Residential Driveway Grant

The Residential Driveway Grant is for income-qualified Merriam households (all persons living at the residence) with gravel driveways or driveways that are in need of repair or replacement.

This is a city-funded project and is designed to assist households whose 2020 income falls within the guidelines for Very Low Income as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Qualified homeowners are eligible for a 100% assistance with a new driveway.

The City of Merriam will coordinate with a licensed contractor to perform the repair/replacement of your driveway.  

Application Process

Step 1.Understand the requirements 

  • The program will provide repair or replace driveways of Very Low Income households at no cost.
  • You must be the current owner/occupant a Merriam single family or duplex residence.
  • You must be current on all property taxes and special assessment.
  • You must meet the 2020 HUD Income Guidelines:

    1 person

    $30,100

    5 persons

    $46,450

    2 persons

    $34,400

    6 persons

    $49,900

    3 persons

    $38,700

    7 persons

    $53,350

    4 persons

    $43,000

    8 persons

    $56,800

  • Income eligibility will be based on the Household's (all persons living at the residence) 2020 income.
  • Household must provide their 2020 Federal Tax return as proof of income.  For household members that are not required to file a Federal Income Tax return, proof of social security, veteran, or other benefit payments will be accepted.
  • After receiving the application and determining income eligibility, city staff will inspect and determine if the driveway qualifies for the program and the extent of the driveway repair/replacement.
  • Gravel driveways are eligible 
  • Property must be code compliant with the exception of the driveway
  • Grant money will be available until all $50,000 has been allocated
  • The City is currently NOT accepting applications. 

For a full list of requirements click here(PDF, 473KB)

Step 2.Gather your information

  • Homeowner: Must be current on all property taxes. 
  • Provide proof of property insurance with your application.
  • Verify your income eligibility.
  • Provide 2020 Federal Tax Returns or proof of social security, veteran or other benefit payment with your application.

Step 3.Submit your application

Completed program applications will be accepted between October 4, 2021 to December 29, 2021. Assistance will be provided on a first-come basis until the program funds are allocated. The City is currently NOT accepting applications. 

Click here to download an application(PDF, 122KB)

Please submit your completed application in person, by mail, fax or online. 

Step 4.We will contact you

After receiving the application and determining income eligibility, city staff will inspect and determine if the driveway qualifies for the program and the extent of the driveway repair/replacement. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received

The city will put the driveway out for bid, with all other driveways in the program. The property owner must approve the driveway design prior to it going out for bid. The city will engage and manage the driveway contractor. The city will attempt to give the property owner reasonable notice of when the work will begin.