ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association, announces its annual Call for Funding — and the deadline quickly approaches.

Committed to promoting and funding the advancement of roofing through research, education, technology and philanthropic programs, every year the Roofing Alliance funds critical research, education and technical projects for the betterment of the roofing industry. This year’s submittal date for funding applications is Jan. 1, 2019.

The Roofing Alliance has allocated more than $5 million to fund 46 research, education, technical and philanthropic programs and projects to support high-quality educational programs and ensure forward-thinking responses to economic and technological issues. 

For 22 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. 

“It plays a critical role within the industry,” Josh Kelly, incoming president of the Roofing Alliance and vice president of product development and innovation of OMG. “The advances we have made during the past few years are a testament of how successful we can be when everyone within the industry works together. I am convinced the more participation we can get through funding initiatives, programs and membership, the more we will be able to offer unique opportunities that make a difference in shaping the future of the roofing industry.”

Ultimately, the Roofing Alliance looks for projects that enhance the performance of the U.S. roofing industry.  A few of the projects funded to date include: A partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities to adopt the roofs of 165 standalone houses in the U.S.; National Women in Roofing Day sponsorship; industry demographics survey; NRCA ProCertification support; and Construction Management School yearly competition. 

The Roofing Alliance is composed of 166 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distribution and service provider communities. These individuals have committed over $13 million to enhance the performance and long-term viability of the industry to current and future workers.

Requests are due by Jan. 1, 2019.  For information on specific criterial and the funding review process please visit 

Learn more about the Roofing Alliance at or contact Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at