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Posted on: March 22, 2017

What Would Your Community Do with $1,000?

April 15 is the Deadline for ROC-N Grant Applications

Rockville, Maryland, March 22 – Neighborhood associations could receive up to $1,000 in a matching grant for projects promoting community involvement.

Applications are being accepted through Saturday, April 15 for Rockville’s Organizing Communities and Neighborhoods (ROC-N) Matching Grant Program. The program is designed to support and empower neighborhood associations and encourage participation by community members. Projects must address one or more of the following:

Neighborhood outreach and organizing.
Social events aimed at fostering community pride.
Neighborhood crime prevention.
Neighborhood preservation.
The acquisition of technology or supplies to support an existing community program.
Neighborhood planning.

Qualified neighborhood organizations, including PTAs, 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 based on the neighborhood’s ability to provide a funding match, the level of community involvement, project readiness and the tangible neighborhood benefit. Projects are evaluated and selected for funding by a committee of City of Rockville staff.

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, make improvements or solve problems.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
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