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Smart Growth Grants

2015 Grants Are Closed.
Application Process Will Reopen on Jan 1st 2016.

Program Overview & Guidance

NAR's Smart Growth Action Grants support a wide range of activities that support REALTOR® engagement in land-use or transportation-related issues with the primary goals of affecting public policies that support a more sustainable development paradigm as detailed in the 10 Smart Growth Principles while raising the profile of REALTORS® as community leaders and enhancing REALTOR® relationships with elected officials.

Funding Levels

Level One

Purpose: to host NAR's "Smart Growth for the 21st Century" course or other educational activity such as a speaker who can address specific growth issues impacting your community. Click here for more details.

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. Click here for more details.

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. Click here for more details.

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