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Smart Growth Grants

 Program Guidance

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 policys 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. 

Recent Grant recipients

Previous Grant recipients

Examples of Successful Grant Applications


 Funding Levels

 Level One

  • Purpose: to host NAR's "Smart Growth for the 21st Century" course or other initial educational activity such as a speaker who can address specific growth issues impacting your community.
  • Maximum grant: $1,500
  • Application due date: accepted on a rolling basis
  • Application form: Level One: Smart Growth Instruction Assistance Application
  • Expected financial participation by applicant: as needed to meet all additional costs, either by admission fee or association contribution.
  • Program prerequisites: none
  • Program evaluation: Level One Smart Growth Grant Evaluation Form

 Level Two 

 Level Three

 Other NAR Community Affairs Grant Programs:


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