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Community Outreach Grant Application Period Closing Soon The Community Outreach Grants have surpassed expectations in popularity. Due to the high demand for Fair Housing, Housing Opportunity, Smart Growth, Placemaking, and Rural Outreach grants, we expect to reach maximum capacity before the application period ends on October 15th, 2023. Once capacity is reached, the application window will close and reopen on January 2, 2024. We understand the significance of these grants to our REALTOR® associations and encourage you to apply if you are conducting an eligible initiative in the near future and planning on grant support. Please contact Christine Windle cwindle@nar.realtor, 202-383-1135 if you have any questions.

Smart Growth Grants support state and local REALTOR® Associations’ efforts to advance programs, policies and initiatives aligned with  one or more of the 10 Smart Growth Principles.

Questions? Email SmartGrowthGrants@nar.realtor , Hugh Morris, hmorris@nar.realtor 202/383-1278.

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Level 1

Level 1 Smart Growth grants support efforts to educate REALTORS® and community stakeholders about smart growth topics including hosting a Smart Growth for the 21st Century Class.  Activities may include a class or forum, a speaker(s) who can address specific smart growth issues or a meeting with stakeholders to develop coalition efforts.

Details:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January 3 through October 16, 2023; decisions announced within approximately one week.
  • Maximum award: $3,000.
  • Associations may receive one Level 1 Smart Growth grant per calendar year.
  • Funds are disbursed using a reimbursement process.
  • Approved activity and reimbursement request must take place within one year of grant approval to be eligible for funding reimbursement.
  • Grant recipients must complete an evaluation form for the supported activity.

LEVEL 1 SMART GROWTH GRANT APPLICATION
 SMART GROWTH GRANT EVALUATION FORM
SMART GROWTH GRANT REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Download examples of successful Level 1 Smart Growth Grant Applications.

Level 2

Level 2 Smart Growth grant supports activities to engage in local land-use, growth and transportation issues with other stakeholders and elected officials which will have an impact on policies.  These activities could include community planning and input sessions, development of comprehensive plans and zoning policies, studies, research and reports

Details:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January 3 through October 16, 2023; decisions announced within approximately one week.
  • Maximum award: $7,500.
  • Associations may receive one Level 2 Smart Growth grant per calendar year.
  • Funds are disbursed using a reimbursement process.
  • Approved activity and reimbursement request must take place within one year of grant approval to be eligible for funding reimbursement.
  • Grant recipients must complete an evaluation form for the supported activity.

 LEVEL 2 SMART GROWTH ACTION GRANT APPLICATION
 SMART GROWTH GRANT EVALUATION FORM
 SMART GROWTH GRANT REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Download examples of successful Level 2 Smart Growth Grant Applications.

Level 3

Level 3 Smart Growth Grant supports comprehensive initiatives leading to long-term impact in a community with significant REALTOR® and public and private stakeholder involvement.

Level Three

Details:

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January 3 through October 16, 2023; decisions announced within approximately two weeks.
  • Maximum award: $15,000.
  • Associations may receive one Level 3 Smart Growth grant per calendar year.
  • Funds are disbursed using a reimbursement process.
  • Approved activity and reimbursement request must take place within one year of grant approval to be eligible for funding reimbursement.
  • Grant recipients must complete an evaluation form for the supported activity.

 LEVEL 3 SMART GROWTH GRANT APPLICATION
 SMART GROWTH GRANT EVALUATION FORM
 SMART GROWTH REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Download an example of a successful Level 3 Smart Growth Grant Applications.