Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4)


Through funding of national intermediaries, the Section 4 Capacity Building program (Section 4) enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out affordable housing and community development


activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons.

Eligible Activities and Priorities.

Funds may be used to provide the following services:
Training, education, support, and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of CDCs and CHDOs.

This includes building the capacity of CDCs and CHDOs to:
Participate in consolidated planning, fair housing planning and Continuum of Care homeless assistance efforts that help ensure community-wide participation in assessing area needs; Consult broadly within the community; Cooperatively plan for the use of available resources in a comprehensive and holistic manner; and Assist in evaluating performance under these community efforts and in linking plans with neighboring communities in order to foster regional planning.

Loans, pass-through grants, development assistance, predevelopment assistance, or other financial assistance to CDCs and CHDOs to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons, including the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of housing for low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons, and community and economic development activities that create jobs for low-income persons.

Such other activities as may be determined by the grantees in consultation with the Secretary or his or her designee.

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Section 4 Capacity Building for Affordable Housing and Community Development Grants

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $35,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
The competition is limited to the following three 501(c)(3) status nonprofit organizations identified in the Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Pub.L.

103-120, 107 Stat.

1148, 42 U.S.C.

9816 note), as amended.

The three organizations are: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

(formerly The Enterprise Foundation), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Habitat for Humanity International.

Specifically, the only applicants eligible for this competition are the three organizations located at the following addresses: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

(formerly The Enterprise Foundation), 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700, Columbia, MD 21044; Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), 501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018; and Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709.

Affiliates and local offices of these organizations and their community partners are not eligible to compete either directly or independently for capacity building grants under this notice, but may seek funding from the above organizations.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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