The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), announces its annual Call for Funding. Committed to promoting and funding the advancement of roofing through research, education, technology and philanthropic programs, every year the Roofing Alliance funds critical research, educational and technical projects for the betterment of the roofing industry. This year’s submittal deadline for funding applications is January 1, 2020.
The Roofing Alliance has allocated more than $5 million to fund close to 50 research, educational, technical and philanthropic programs and projects to support high-quality educational programs and ensure forward-thinking responses to economic and technological issues. For 23 years, the Roofing Alliance has been committed to shaping the industry’s future by funding education, research, scholarships and philanthropic initiatives, all for the purpose of securing the industry’s future excellence.
Bennett Judson, Roofing Alliance Executive Director, shared that a total of $270,276 in project funding was approved in 2019. “Approximately 70% of funding dollars were earmarked for continuing initiatives, committee projects and programs including the ongoing partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Roofing Alliance Student Competition and construction management partnerships with universities,” stated Judson.
Ultimately, the Roofing Alliance looks for projects that enhance the performance of the U.S. roofing industry. A few of the projects funded in 2019 included projects focused on future workforce development. In an ongoing effort to build the professional reputation of roofing while working to increase interest in working in the roofing industry, the Roofing Alliance provided funding for NRCA’s partnership with SkillsUSA. As part of the funding plan, a joint committee has been formed with NRCA and Roofing Alliance members to focus on Career and Technical Education (CTE) outreach with SkillsUSA as a first and integral step for the initiative.
Requests are due by January 1, 2020. For information on specific criteria and the funding review process visit http://www.roofingalliance.net/About/Funding. To learn more about the Roofing Alliance, visit www.roofingalliance.net.