Grants Available For Rockville Neighborhood Associations

Neighborhood associations could receive up to $1,000 in a matching grant for projects promoting community involvement.rockville

Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15 for Rockville’s Organizing Communities and Neighborhoods Matching Grant Program. The program strives to support and empower neighborhood associations and encourage participation by community members.

Qualified neighborhood organizations could receive up to $1,000 annually and must provide a cash or in-kind match equal to or greater than the grant amount requested. Applications are accepted twice a year, in April and October. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Funding is limited.

Projects are evaluated and selected for funding by a committee of City of Rockville staff. Projects are evaluated based on the neighborhood’s ability to provide a funding match, the level of community involvement, project readiness and the tangible neighborhood benefit. Projects must address one or more of the following objectives:
• Support the acquisition of technology or supplies that directly support an existing community program.
• Address a specific community need.
• Support neighborhood crime prevention.
• Support neighborhood outreach and organizing.
• Support neighborhood planning.
• Support neighborhood preservation.
• Support social events aimed at fostering a sense of community pride.
The ROC-N Matching Grant Program is built on the premise that people who live in a neighborhood are its most valuable resource and are best able to identify the community’s needs and make improvements or devise solutions to problems.

Find more information, applications and examples of projects receiving grants at here.

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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