In 2014 the city adopted a uniform process for evaluating grant requests from non-profit organizations seeking city financial support. In October of each year, the City releases a request for proposals and application. Organizations have about a month to submit proposals for the next fiscal year beginning July 1.

All grant requests are reviewed by a Community Agency Allocation Committee, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The committee includes nine citizens and is assisted by members of the city staff. The committee makes recommendations to the City Manager, who considers these recommendations for inclusion in the proposed annual budget to the Mayor and City Council, which have the final decision.


FY 2019-20 Community Agency Funding

The City is currently accepting proposals for program and project funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Your organization will need to complete an application using the online portal. Please refer to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information and eligibility criteria. The "Getting Started Guide" provides instructions for registering an account to submit an application.

FY 2019-20 RFP for Community Agency Funding [pdf/19p]
FY 2019-20 Community Agency Funding Application - Complete Online
Neighborly Software Getting Started Guide - Winston-Salem [pdf/5p]
FY 20 Orientation Workshop Presentation [pdf/33p]
Frequently Asked Questions [pdf/6p]

Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


Community Agency Funding Application Workshops

The City will hold two workshops in October to review the application process and important dates, as well as answer any questions that applicants may have.

Orientation Workshop and Public Hearing for the Consolidated Plan
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Mazie S. Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Dr.

City staff will provide information about this year’s application process including instruction on the new online application portal. The Community Development Department will also hold a public hearing to obtain views on community development and housing needs for the program year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. An assessment of the prior and current program year will be provided.

Technical Workshop
Thursday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.
Forsyth County Central Library Auditorium, 660 W. 5th St.

City staff will provide assistance and answer any additional questions about the request for proposals and application.


FY 2018-19 Community Agency Application Submissions

These agencies submitted requests for funding during Fiscal Year 2018-19. All proposals below are in PDF format. Download Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.

Housing Finance Assistance Funds (HFF):

1. 10132 - Bethesda Center for the Homeless
2. 10193 - ESR EITC
3. 10162 - HARRY Veterans Community Outreach Services, Inc.
4. 10218 - Liberty East Redevelopment, Inc.
5. 10252 - NABVETS
6. 10217 - Work Family Resource Center

Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR):

7. 10212 - Boys2Men
8. 10131 - Eliza's Helping Hands
9. 10126 - Eureka Housing Program
10. 10178 - My Brother's Second Chance
11. 10194 - Piedmont Triad Regional Council - Project Reentry
12. 10153 - Southside Rides Foundation
13. 10180 - YWCA of WS - Hawley House
14. 10231 - The Triad Mentoring Coalition
15. 10182 - The Wells Center, Inc.
16. 10257 - YAMM (Youth Achieving Moral Maturity)
17. 10181 - Triad Restorative Justice

Home Funds (HOME):

18. 10138 - 2019-2020 Home TBRA (Tenant-Based Rental Assistance)
19. 10150 - Habitat 2019 HOME Funds
20. 10230 - Habitat for Humanity - Stone Terrace Development

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG):

21. 10189 - Experiment in Self Reliance - CDBG
22. 10196 - Financial Pathways of the Piedmont - Center for Homeownership
23. 10200 - Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
24. 10211 - NC Housing Foundation - Veterans Helping Veterans Heal
25. 10130 - Piedmont Triad Regional Council - Project Reentry
26. 10247 - Positive Wellness Alliance
27. 10208 - Atkins CDC - Nurturing Success
28. 10213 - United Health Centers - Continuum of Care for the Community
29. 10204 - United Way of Forsyth County (Community Intake)
30. 10205 - CIC Director_- United Way of Forsyth County
31. 10250 - Bethesda Center Permanent Housing
32. 10214 - Experiment in Self-Reliance - Burton Rehab
33. 10215 - Experiment in Self-Reliance - 5th Street Rehab
34. 10216 - Experiment in Self-Reliance - Spring Rehab
35. 10167 - IFB Solutions
36. 10241 - SHARE-WS, Inc.
37. 10160 - Emmanuel Retirement Village - Ujima CDC
38. 10127 - YMCA - Youth Incentive Program

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP):

39. 10219 - Winston-Salem Urban League

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG):

40. 10148 - Samaritan Ministries - Homeless Shelter
41. 10157 - Bethesda Center - Women's Emergency Shelter
42. 10158 - Bethesda Center - Men's Night and Day Shelter
43. 10199 - Family Services Inc. - Women's Shelter
44. 10201 - SamaritanMinistries - State ESG
45. 10202 - United Way State ESG for FRRC
46. 10203 - United Way of Forsyth County
47. 10205 - CIC Director - United Way of Forsyth County
48. 10206 - Overflow Shelter - United Way of Forsyth County
49. 10209 - Goodwill Industries NWNC
50. 10155 - The Salvation Army of WS - City ESG
51. 10163 - The Salvation Army of WS - State ESG
52. 10191-ESRESG (ESG).pdf10253 - Boston-Thurmond Community Achievement (Paisley Alumni)

Occupancy Tax (OT):

53. 10176 - Old Salem Inc.
54. 10246 - Piedmont Triad Film Commission Application
55. 10134 - North Carolina Black Repertory Co. Inc.

General Fund (GF):

56. 10125 - Shepherd's Center of Greater WS
57. 10139 - Forsyth County District Attorney's Office
58. 10142 - Triad Cultural Arts
59. 10145 - WS Ambassadors
60. 10149 - River Run 2020
61. 10151 - Reynolda House
62. 10154 - Crosby Scholars Community Partnership
63. 10156 - Center for Creative Economy
64. 10161 - Ag Foundation Urban Farm School
65. 10168 - Authoring Action
66. 10170 - LEAD Girls of NC
67. 10172 - Forsyth Humane Society
68. 10173 - Venture Cafe WS
69. 10179 - Arts Council of WS and Forsyth County
70. 10192 - ESR General
71. 10207 - Kaleideum
72. 10220 - Mediation Services of Forsyth
73. 10222 - High Horizons Academies for Leadership and Community Development Inc.
74. 10224 - Senior Services Inc.
75. 10226 - The Freedom at IDR
76. 10227 - Beautiful Countenance Inc.
77. 10232 - Planting Steps Carver Marching
78. 10233 - The Noble Cause
79. 10235 - The Sergei Foundation
80. 10238 - U Got Help
81. 10241 - SHARE-WS Inc.
82. 10253 - Boston-Thurmond Community Achievement (Paisley Alumni)

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