The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is offering Neighborhood Revitalization and Resilience Grants to community-based and grass-roots organizations.

The grants are being funded by Cruzan Rum’s Island Spirit Fund via GlobalGiving, CFV said in a released statement.

“The NRR Grant Program is intended to support community-based and grass-roots organizations in under-resourced neighborhoods to engage residents in participatory planning processes to develop projects that address pressing issues related to ongoing long-term hurricane recovery and resilience within their neighborhoods,” Anna Wheatley Scarbriel, CFVI vice president and director of Grants and Programs, said.

Fifteen grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded during the first phase for planning projects where applicants outline a strategy for a community engagement. During Phase 2, applicants will share the results of their engagement and propose implementation projects. Grants of up to $5,000 will be given for up to 15 awards.

“Our hope is that this grant program will have a variety of positive outcomes,” Scarbriel said.

Phase 1 applications must be submitted by June 15. For more information on grant requirements or to submit an application, visit cfvi.net. For questions, contact Anna Wheatley Scarbriel at annas@cfvi.net.