The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is offering Neighborhood Revitalization and Resilience (NRR) Grants, with funding provided by Cruzan Rum’s Island Spirit Fund via GlobalGiving.
“The NRR Grant Program is intended to support community-based and grassroots organizations in under-resourced neighborhoods to engage residents in participatory planning processes to develop projects that address pressing issues related to ongoing long-term hurricane recovery and resilience within their neighborhoods,” said CFVI Vice President and Director of Grants and Programs Anna Wheatley Scarbriel.
The grant program is designed in two separate phases. Phase 1 will consist of planning grants where applicants outline a plan for a community engagement strategy. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for up to 15 grant awards.
During Phase 2, applicants will share the results of their engagement and propose implementation projects. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for up to 15 grant awards.
“Our hope is that this grant program will have a variety of positive outcomes,” said Scarbriel. “First, communities come together to develop grassroots approaches to address pressing needs. As a result, the community members themselves are actively engaged in change efforts because they view themselves as stakeholders with a vested interest.
“Ultimately, leadership is strengthened and they have pride in their neighborhoods, as well as the motivation and tools to continue their work,” she said.
Phase 1 applications must be submitted by June 15. For more information on grant requirements or to submit an application, visit www.cfvi.net.
Applicants with additional questions are encouraged to contact Anna Wheatley Scarbriel at firstname.lastname@example.org.