Safety Program Reimbursement Grant

Congratulations to the 2017 NAR Safety Reimbursement Grant Recipients

Thank you to the more than 100 Associations that submitted an application for a 2017 NAR Safety Reimbursement Grant. Selecting recipients was not an easy task, as all applications were reviewed and scored in a blind, multi-step, Association-wide review process. The following four Associations have been selected as this year’s recipients:

  • Atlanta Association of REALTORS®
  • Orange County Association of REALTORS®
  • Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®
  • Utah Association of REALTORS®

Information regarding the 2018 NAR Safety Reimbursement Grant will be updated on this webpage early next year.

Thank you for keeping REALTOR® Safety at the forefront of your mind, and for educating your members on the importance of having safety protocols in place as they conduct their business.  Safety starts with a plan, and the time for planning is now.

The goal of the NAR Safety Program Reimbursement Grant is to provide funding assistance to state and local REALTOR® Associations to help implement a Safety Program or feature for their members, and to encourage ongoing awareness of REALTOR® Safety.

A Safety Grant must be used to fund projects that will keep safety awareness top of mind for REALTORS® and Association staff. Grants are available up to $2,500. Total funds available for Safety Reimbursement Grants in 2017 is $10,000.

Examples of Association Safety Programs include:

  • Hiring a professional speaker to present to members
  • Creating a Safety Manual or marketing materials
  • Creating a Safety Webinar for members

2017 Grant Requirements

  • Applicants: Only available to state and local REALTOR® Associations 
  • Applications: 
  • Program Criteria
    • Creates a new or enhanced product, program, process or service to encourage and promote REALTOR® safety;
    • Educates REALTORS® on the importance of having, and ways to implement a safety plan;
    • Demonstrates a realistic budget and timeline necessary to complete project/activity in 2017;
    • Adaptable to other REALTOR® Associations
  • Funding Reimbursement Amount: Up to $2,500, depending on project type and meeting of all criteria  

2017 Grant Application Process

  • June 1st: Application period opens
  • July 15th: All application materials due
  • August 15th: Grant recipients contacted
  • November 30th: All receipts/requests for reimbursement due to NAR for program payment
    • Note: Money must be spent by this date; otherwise, forfeited
  • Download and complete the application
  • The same assessment criteria will be utilized for every submission received
  • Due to limited funding, not all applicants will receive grants
  • NAR does not fulfill requests for funding toward general Operating Expenses

2017 Project Completion

  • Program must be completed by November 30, 2017 (so receipt can be submitted by November 30)
  • Within 1 month after the program is completed, the following needs to be done:
    • Email photos and a summary of your Association Safety Program, including an outline of the program, key take-aways, and the number of attendees, if applicable
      • This information will be posted on as an example of how REALTOR® Associations successfully used the NAR Safety Program Grant.

Disbursement of Reimbursement Funds

  • Reimbursement funds will be distributed as follows:
    • Submit proof of how funds were spent
    • Acceptable forms of proof include an invoice, signed contract, receipts, and canceled checks
    • The request for reimbursement must be made before November 30, 2017, or reimbursement grant is forfeited
    • Once all documentation is received, NAR will process the check request to qualifying grantees
      • Checks can be payable to your Association or Board
    • It usually takes ten working days to two weeks for the check to be processed and mailed out
  • Associations will not be able to submit an NAR Safety Program Grant application the following year if funds were not used as described in application, or if requests for reimbursement were not made before November 30, 2017

For more information on the NAR Safety Program Grant, contact Breanne Gingerich at 312-329-3278.