The Roofing Alliance, celebrating 25 years as 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, the Roofing Alliance is seeking to fund initiatives that will contribute to the advancement and growth of the roofing industry.  The deadline for funding applications is January 1, 2022.
 Each year, the Roofing Alliance provides funding for research, educational initiatives and technical programs that address current issues and work to secure the future of the roofing industry. Roofing Alliance Executive Director Bennett Judson shared that to date over $5.8 million in funding has been approved for 51 projects, programs and studies.
 “While the Roofing Alliance has a number of ongoing initiatives that we fund, we are always looking to support new programs that can fulfill a need within our industry and contribute toward the betterment of the U.S. roofing industry,” said Judson.
 Several of the most recent projects that have been funded include Clemson University who is using the funds to develop three, three-credit roofing-specific courses that will lead to a formal Roofing Certificate, and Florida Gulf Coast University who is conducting a formal study surrounding employee safety - Heat Stress Conditions and Awareness for Roofing Workers.
 For 25 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. Ongoing initiatives include the ongoing partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities®, the Roofing Alliance Student Competition and construction management partnerships with universities.
Requests are due by January 1, 2022. For information on specific criteria and the funding review process please visit the funding page of the Roofing Alliance website.  To learn more about the Roofing Alliance, please visit or contact Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at