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NAR Offers Community Program Grants to Associations

September 29, 2013

Grants help REALTOR® associations play leadership roles in the areas of housing opportunity, smart growth, and diversity. 

2014 Grant Application Deadlines

  • Jan. 31
  • April 30
  • July 31
  • Oct. 15

Note: the decisions will be made approximately one month after each deadline.

Housing Opportunity Grants

NAR has two tiers of grants to help associations create and sustain affordable housing opportunities.

Level 1 grants (up to $1,000): available for associations who wish to sponsor an Employer-Assisted Housing class or Expanding Housing Opportunities class. Applications should be submitted 30 days prior to the class date.

Level 2 grants (up to $5,000): available for a diverse range of activities that address a specific affordable housing issue. Level 2 applications will be reviewed by a group of leaders and members of the Housing Opportunity Committee.

Learn more and apply!

Smart Growth Grants

NAR's Smart Growth Action Grants support a wide range of land-use related activities. NAR has three tiers of grants for smart growth. 

Level 1 grants (up to $1,000): available for associations who wish to sponsor a Smart Growth for the 21st Century class

Level 2 grants (up to $5,000): provide seed funding to enable a state or local association to make the initial efforts to engage local land use issues with other stakeholders and elected officials.

Level 3 grants (up to $15,000): support in-depth projects with multiple funding sources, such as a Charrette, and multiple partners or to sustain a previously initiated effort that has proven fruitful enough to warrant further investment.

Learn more and apply!

Diversity Grants

Local and state associations can apply for financial support for programs and activities that position REALTORS® as leaders in our increasingly diverse communities. The Diversity Committee believes that providing resources to state and local associations is a key strategy in NAR's overall diversity program. Applications should support the strategies outlined in NAR’s Diversity and Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity Strategic Plan. Grants are up to $5,000.

Learn more and apply!