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Smart Growth Action Grants

NAR's Smart Growth Action Grants support a wide range of land-use related activities. To be considered, activities should support the core purpose of NAR's Smart Growth Program: to support REALTOR® engagement in land-use related issues with the primary goals of affecting public policies that support a more sustainable development paradigm while raising the profile of REALTORS® as community leaders and enhancing REALTOR® relationships with elected officials.

Each year, the Smart Growth Action Grant Program makes available $250,000 to state and local REALTOR® associations to support such activities.

Smart Growth Action Grants are available at the top two levels of the Smart Growth grant program:

Level Two

Purpose: To 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. No donations to other organizations unless Realtors® are substantially engaged in activity. Level 2 is appropriate for sponsoring events.

Maximum grant: $5,000

Application due date: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 15, 2014; decisions announced approximately one month later.

Application form: Level Two: Smart Growth Action Grant Application

Program Regulations: Please read before applying.

Expected financial participation by applicant: None required.

Program prerequisites: None.

Program evaluation:
Level Two Smart Growth Grant Evaluation Form - Part 1 (after 30 days)
Level Two Smart Growth Grant Evaluation Form - Part 2 (after six months)

 

Level Three

Purpose: To 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.

Maximum grant: $15,000

Application due date: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 15, 2014; decisions announced approximately one month later.

Application form: Level Three: Smart Growth Action Grant Application

Program Regulations: Please read before applying.

Expected financial participation by applicant: None required.

Program prerequisites: Previous use of a Level Two grant or a history of smart growth activity and meaningful partnerships to advance land use policy which may build on work already done.

Program evaluation:
Level Three Smart Growth Grant Evaluation Form - Part 1 (after 30 days)
Level Three Smart Growth Grant Evaluation Form - Part 2 (after six months)
Level Three Smart Growth Grant Evaluation Form - Part 3 (after one year)

 

Send your questions and completed applications to (e-mail preferred):

Hugh Morris
National Association of REALTORS®
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 383-1278
E-mail: hmorris@realtors.org

For more details, visit the Smart Growth Grants page on the REALTOR® Action Center.