Additional Association Partnership Grants Available
Because of the continuing success of the Challenge/Build/Grow Initiative, the National Housing Endowment Board of Trustees has allocated an additional $20,000 in grants for 2005. This brings the endowment’s total commitment for this initiative this year to $40,000.
Open to organizations within the NAHB federation, the Challenge/Build/Grow program offers up to $5,000 in matching funds to state and local home builders associations for projects targeting issues of importance to the housing industry ― job training and workforce development, land use, image building, education, etc.
The National Housing Endowment
, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, created the Challenge/Build/Grow Grant Initiative in 2001 to encourage HBAs to develop partnerships that would advance one of these issues in their communities. Since then, the endowment has awarded more than $82,500 to state and local associations across the country.
Applications Due by Oct. 3
State and location associations can download initiative applications from the National Housing Endowment Web site at www.nationalhousingendowment.org. Applications must be received by Oct. 3.
Those requesting grants are encouraged to seek advice from endowment staff well in advance of the deadline. E-mail endowment staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant recipients will be announced following the 2006 International Builders; Show.
Grant applications and funding are reviewed by the William Carr Scholarship Committee of the Executive Officers Council, which then makes its recommendations to the board of trustees.