Grants

Apply for a 2022 Better Together Grant

2022 Important Dates: 

June 20: Applications available
July 24: Applications due 
August 1: Grant winners notified 
June 30, 2023: Grant projects must be completed

2021 Better Together Grant Recipients Announced

One Program - Three Grants

The ROC Association sponsors three types of Better Together grants. 

Find out which grant best fits your community’s needs:

Community
Projects

Projects should meet a compelling community need. Examples include security lighting, safety fencing, a bus shelter, playground, speed bumps, or repairs to a community center. The project should benefit your ROC in a visible way.

Rebranding
Projects

Rebranding projects can include legal name changes or new d/b/a (“doing business as” names), new signage, new letterhead and collateral material, a website redesign or new website (including ROC USA-provided websites). Basically, something that presents a new image to the Membership and general public that is a basic change in the outgoing message.

Member Engagement and Leadership Development Projects

NEW IN 2022!
Member Engagement and Leadership Development grants are available to ROCs who are looking to expand member engagement and develop new leaders in their community.  You may need funds to support Board communication strategies, such as technology for messaging, newsletters, virtual meetings; or, in order to engage members through committees or special project teams; or, other leadership development projects. 

2022 APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

APPLY FOR A GRANT

Better Together Grant News

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, the Better Together grants program opens once per year. The 2022 application period will open June 20th, with applications due by July 24th. 

Any ROC with a current or past Technical Assistance Contract with a ROC USA® Network Certified TA Provider is eligible to apply. Awardees of last year’s Better Together Grants are not eligible for this year’s awards.

Due to the number of applications received each year and limited funding, all grants received by the application deadline are given equal consideration for funding. 

Applications for the 2022 grants program are due by July 24, 2022.  Recipients will be notified by August 1. 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. 

There are two ways to apply: online and via mail.

To apply via email or mail, download the application in English or Spanish, complete it, and return via email (grants@rocusa.org) or mail to:

ROC Association
c/o Better Together Grants 
6 Loudon Rd Suite 501
Concord, NH 03301 

ROC Association Directors will be responsible for approving grant applications. See ROC Association to learn more about these ROC leaders. In no case will these Directors comment or vote on an application from their ROC. Our goal is a fair process of project selection.

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GRANTS HISTORY

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In October 2010, the ROC leaders who attended the Community Leadership Institute in Louisville developed a community grants program idea that would both help fellow ROCs as well as engage new leadership in the co-op. The ROC USA® Board of Directors has included funding for the grants in the budget since 2010.

In 2019, the ROC Association added a separate rebranding grant. This grant provides funding for communities to make improvements to public-facing portions of their ROC, such as naming, signage, websites, letterhead and print collateral materials. Why is rebranding important? Basically, it helps shape how people view your community. This grant also allows for ROCs to replace outdated wording with terms that better represent their resident-owned community.

Past Grant Recipients - Coming Soon!

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Better Together Grants: 

Colonial Estate Homeowners’ Cooperative – Community center ramp improvement project 

Triangle Court Cooperative – Pothole repair project 

Country Court Community – electrical repair project 

Barrington Oaks Cooperative – Mailbox/bus shelter project 

C&C Community – Fencing project 

Umpqua Ranch Cooperative – Fencing Project 

REBRANDING GRANTS: 

BT, Inc. – Signage & website 

Charter Oaks Village Cooperative – Signage 

Conifer Green Homeowners Association – Signage cleanup