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Rockville's Organizing Communities and Neighborhoods (ROC-N) Matching Grant Program


The Rockville's Organizing Communities and Neighborhoods (ROC-N) Matching Grant Program was established to support and empower neighborhood associations and to encourage active citizen participation. Through the program, neighborhood organizations may apply for monetary assistance to support projects, actions and initiatives within their community. The program is built upon the premise that people who live and work in a neighborhood are its most valuable resource and are best able to identify the needs of the community, make improvements or devise solutions to problems.  Game night

Qualified neighborhood organizations are eligible for up to $1,000 annually and must provide a match (cash or in-kind) equal to the grant amount requested. Applications are accepted twice a year, with due dates of October 19, 2017and April 20, 2018  . Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible during each fiscal year, since funding is limited.  Farmer's market

Criteria Requirements
Projects will be evaluated and selected by a committee of City of Rockville staff based on the following criteria:
  • Community involvement
  • Neighborhood match
  • Project readiness
  • Tangible neighborhood benefit

Projects must address one or more of the following objectives:
  • Acquisition of technology or supplies that directly support an existing community program
  • Address a specific community need
  • Neighborhood crime prevention
  • Neighborhood outreach and organizing
  • Neighborhood planning
  • Neighborhood preservation
  • Social events aimed at fostering a sense of community pride

Contact Information
For more information, please contact Hjarman Cordero at 240-314-8344.