Rockville's Organizing Communities & Neighborhoods Matching Grant 

Applications Currently Closed
We are not currently accepting applications.

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.

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. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible during each fiscal year, since funding is limited.

All grants are based on a 1:1 match by the awarded organization. At least 25 percent of the matching must be volunteer hours.

For a project to qualify, it must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Strengthen and improve neighborhood organizations and citizen groups.
  • Improve the appearance of City neighborhoods or the Rockville community.
  • Advance inter-neighborhood or community cooperation.
 Still have questions? Contact: 

Community Engagement
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a nonprofit neighborhood organization
  • Proof of regular membership meetings.
  • Copy of by-laws and/or Articles of Incorporation that includes a list of current officers and a copy of the organizational budget, if applicable. 
  • Project must meet all applicable city laws, codes and policies.