Neighborhood Development Grant Program

About the Program

The Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates, in partnership with the City of Roanoke's Office of Neighborhood Services, is proud to offer the Neighborhood Development Grant Program. This program creates opportunities for volunteer community organizations to make their neighborhoods safer, cleaner, and healthier by providing them with the resources to achieve their goals. Through neighborhood development grants, volunteer community organizations have the opportunity to build community spirit, develop leaders within the neighborhood, show others that projects can be accomplished, and recruit volunteers to share in these efforts.

The Neighborhood Development Grant program is funded by a combination for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and city General funds. 

Neighborhood and community groups are encouraged to apply for funding that support projects that complement their organization's business plan, the city's neighborhood plans, the city's Comprehensive Plan, and/or the city's Arts & Cultural plan. 

A Neighborhood Development Grant Program workshop is held in early November on the same evening in conjunction with the city's HUD Community Resources Division's 'Annual Plan Public Meeting'.  Immediately following this public meeting, attendees desiring to participate in the Neighborhood Development Grant Program are provided information on how to apply for funding, allowable uses, limitations, record keeping and other administrative requirements regarding the program. Once the date of this meeting has been finalized, notifications will be sent out to the public through the city's Office of Communications, social media and other means.  

Attendance at this workshop is NOT a requirement for neighborhood organizations desiring to submit application(s) for participation in the program but they are strongly urged to attend to learn of any changes made to the program since the previous year.  
  1. Grant Funding Overview
  2. Who Can Apply
  3. Eligible Projects & Activities
  4. Goals of the Program
  5. Previously Funded Projects
  6. Upcoming  FY 2019-2020 Program info
  7. Current   FY 2018-2019 Program Info
  8. Previous FY 2017 2018 Program info

City Neighborhood Grant Funding Opportunities

The Neighborhood Development Grant program provides grants to undertake projects ranging from $250 to $25,000. In the past, these grants have been used for a number of projects ranging from housing rehabilitation and lead paint abatement to the purchase and installation of period street lighting and trees, historical markers, and gateway signage.