FY 2020-21 Community Agency Funding 

On October 21, 2019, the City will begin accepting proposals for program and project funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 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 2020-21 Community Agency Funding Application - Complete Online

FY 2020-21 RFP for Community Agency Funding [pdf]

Neighborly Software Getting Started Guide - Winston-Salem [pdf/5p]

Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]

Application Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


Community Agency Funding Application Workshops

The City will hold two workshops to review the application process, request for proposals, and important dates/deadlines.

Orientation Workshop & Public Hearing for the Consolidated Plan

City staff will provide information about this year's application process, including instruction on the online application portal.

  • Date and Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2:00 pm
  • Location: Forsyth County Public Library, 660 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Who: Any non-profit agency interested in applying for City grant funds. No registration is required.

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

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

  • Date and Time: Thursday, November 7, 2:00 pm
  • Location: Mazie S. Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem, NC

FY 2019-20 Community Agency Application Submissions

Please see the FY 19-20 Agency Applications page for the full list of applicants.


Review Process

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.

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