Community Economic Development Projects

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award up to $1 7. 7 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance

credit:


job creation and business development for low-income individuals.

CED grants will be made as part of a broader strategy to address objectives such as decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas.

CED projects are expected to actively recruit low-income individuals to fill the positions created by CED-funded development activities, and to assist those individuals to successfully hold those jobs and ensure that the businesses and jobs created remain viable for at least one year after the end of the grant period.

CED-funded projects can be non-construction or construction projects.

The grant period for non-construction projects is 3 years; for construction projects, the grant period is 5 years.

The CED program permits facility construction as needed to support business creation, business expansion, and/or job creation.

However, it is important to note that short-term construction jobs associated with preparing for business startup or expansion are not counted when determining the number of jobs created under the CED program as they are designed to be temporary in nature.

OCS is encouraging applications from CDCs to target rural areas and underserved areas, and from states and territories that do not have active CED projects.

Furthermore, OCS is encouraging projects that align with the Promise Zones Initiative or Choice Neighborhoods Program.
Related Programs

Community Services Block Grant_Discretionary Awards

Department of Health and Human Services



Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-OCS-EE-0817

Additional Information of Eligibility:
"To be eligible for the CED program, an applicant must meet three conditions: 1.

Applicant must be a private, non-profit CDC with 501(c)(3) or non-501(c)(3) status; 2.

Applicant must have articles of incorporation, bylaws, or other official documents demonstrating that the CDC has as a principal purpose the planning, developing, or managing of low-income housing or community economic development activities; and 3.

The Board of Directors must have representation from each of the following: community residents, business leaders, and civic leaders.

Note: The CDC designation does not need to be specified on any official documents as long as the three requirements stated above are met.” Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations at: http: //www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-policy-on-grants-to-faith-based-organizations.

Applications from individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship for-profit organizations are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-OCS-EE-0817

Contact:
ACF Applications Help Deskapp_support@acf.hhs.gov

Agency Email Description:
ACF Applications Help Desk

Agency Email:
app_support@acf.hhs.gov

Date Posted:
2014-05-23

Application Due Date:
2015-04-24

Archive Date:
2015-05-24



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