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]

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. Bethesda Center- Intensive Case Management [pdf]
2. Experiment in Self Reliance- Forsyth Free Tax Program [pdf]
3. HARRY VCOS (Veterans Community Outreach Services) [pdf]
4. Liberty East Redevelopment [pdf]
5. NABVETS [pdf]
6. Work Family Resource Center [pdf]

Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR):

7. Boys2Men [pdf]
8. Eureka Ministry [pdf]
9. Piedmont Triad Regional Council - SOAR [pdf]
10. SELF (Self Empowerment Lasts Forever) [pdf]
11. Southside Rides [pdf]
12. YWCA Project New Start - Operating Support [pdf]
13. Hoops4LYFE [pdf]
14. My Brothers Second Chance [pdf]
15. Beating up Bad Habits [pdf]
16. Eliza's Helping Hands [pdf]
17. ICARE Support Group [pdf]
18. YAMM (Youth Achieving Moral Maturity) [pdf]
19. Total Concepts [pdf]
20. Triad Restorative Justice [pdf]

Home Funds (HOME):

21. Habitat for Humanity [pdf]
22. Housing Authority of Winston-Salem [pdf]

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG):

23. Experiment in Self Reliance-Case Managment [pdf]
24. Financial Pathways of the Piedmont [pdf]
25. Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods [pdf]
26. NC Housing Foundation - Veterans Helping Veterans Heal [pdf]
27. NC Housing Foundation - SECU Commons [pdf]
28. Piedmont Triad Regional Council CDBG [pdf]
29. Positive Wellness Alliance [pdf]
30. United Health Centers [pdf]
31. United Way - Community Intake Center Director [pdf]
32. United Way - WSFC CoC (Continuum of Care) System Coordination [pdf]
33. Bethesda Center- Day Shelter Renovation [pdf]
34. Exchange/SCAN [pdf]
35. SG Atkins Community Development Corporation [pdf]
36. Shalom Project [pdf]
37. Share Food COOP [pdf]
38. Ujima Community Development Corporation [pdf]
39. YWCA Hawley House Rehabilitation Proposal [pdf]

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP):

40. WS Urban League-SYEP [pdf]

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG):

41. Bethesda Day Shelter [pdf]
42. Bethesda Men's Night Shelter [pdf]
43. Bethesda Women's Night Shelter [pdf]
44. ESR Burton St Shelter [pdf]
45. Family Services ESG City [pdf]
46. Family Services ESG State [pdf]
47. Goodwill United Way - Forsyth Rapid ReHousing ESG State [pdf]
48. Salvation Army [pdf]
49. Samaritan Ministries ESG City [pdf]
50. Samaritan Ministries ESG State [pdf]
51. United Way - Forsyth Rapid ReHousing ESG City [pdf]
52. United Way - Forsyth Rapid ReHousing ESG State [pdf]
53. United Way - Community Intake Center Data Coordinator ESG State [pdf]
54. United Way WSFC CoC (Continuum of Care) Winter Overflow - City with Dwellings [pdf]

Occupancy Tax (OT):

55. Old Salem [pdf]
56. Piedmont Triad Film Commission [pdf]

General Fund (GF):

57. Arts Council [pdf]
58. Center for Creative Economy [pdf]
59. Experiment in Self Reliance - General [pdf]
60. Forsyth County Adult Drug Treatment Court [pdf]
61. Forsyth County District Attorneys Office [pdf]
62. Institute for Dismantling Racism [pdf]
63. Kaleideum [pdf]
64. NC Black Repertory Company [pdf]
65. RiverRun [pdf]
66. Sergei Foundation [pdf]
67. Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem [pdf]
68. YMCA Youth Incentive Program [pdf]
69. APERTURE [pdf]
70. Authoring Action [pdf]
71. Big Brothers Big Sisters [pdf]
72. Crosby Scholars [pdf]
73. High Horizon [pdf]
74. J.W. Paisley Alumni Association [pdf]
75. NC Governor's School Foundation [pdf]
76. Reynolda House [pdf]
77. Triad Cultural Arts [pdf]
78. Winston-Salem MIXXER [pdf]
79. LEAD Girls [pdf]
80. City with Dwellings [pdf]

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