2023 Better Together Grant applications available now

Applications will be accepted April 3 – May 3

CONCORD, N.H. – Spring is right around the corner! Is your ROC planning a Community Improvement Project – new streetlights, a new entrance sign, or a weather-proof bulletin board for flyers and Board minutes? 

If so, a Better Together Grant may help you achieve your goal and now is the time to prepare to apply.

The ROC Association will be accepting applications for 2023 Better Together Grants from April 3 to May 3, 2023.

Applications are due by May 3 and grant recipients will be notified by May 17. Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2023.

A couple of things to consider in your planning:

  • Your project can’t be led by Board members. It must be coordinated by at least two co-op members who do not serve on the Board of Directors (but, of course, the Board will have to approve the project and your Better Together Grant application);
  • Your project should meet a compelling need.
  • Priority is always given to projects that address health and safety.
  • It is not a first-come, first-served process. Once the application window closes May 3, the ROC Association Directors will review all the applications and choose grant recipients.

Individual grants are available up to $2,000 with a total of $20,000 in available funds provided by ROC USA. Any Resident-Owned Community with a current or past technical assistance contract with a ROC USA® Network Certified TA Provider is eligible to apply. Recipients of last year’s grants are not eligible for this year’s funding.

This year’s grants are combined into one fund – the Better Together Grant Program for Community Improvement – anything from a building or repair project, to rebranding and marketing to improving community engagement.

Examples include: security lighting, new signage, playground equipment, expenses associated with a legal name change or new d/b/a (“doing business as” name), or equipment to make Board meetings available to homebound members

Applications can be submitted online starting April 3 or by downloading a printable application in either English or Spanish (available now). For more information, email rocassociation@rocusa.org.

Here are the 16 ROCs who received Better Together grants in 2022.

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Grant funds can be used on a wide array of projects. Colonial Estates Homeowners Association in Taunton, Mass., used a grant to replace an aging ramp that leads to the entrance of the community building there.