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Community Economic Development Planning Grants

US Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Amount

$75,000 - $150,000

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application Deadline was July 12, 2023. Expected to reopen in 2024


Office of Community Services (OCS) aims to align this funding opportunity with the following priority areas:
(1) Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and the Justice40 Initiative, which underscore funding support for energy communities
(2) increased equity in geographic distribution of CED funds, in accordance with the CED statute
(3) breaking down service silos and leveraging existing partnerships across OCS programs to reduce poverty through a wraparound services model for communities with low incomes

The objective of the CED Planning Grants is to stimulate new projects in underserved and under resourced communities. OCS intends to center equity in this funding opportunity, focusing these resources in persistent high-poverty areas with struggling economies that have been unable to put forth a viable CED project in the past. The goal of this funding opportunity is to provide CDCs with financial assistance for administrative capacity building

Who Can Apply

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) status
2. Applicant must have articles of incorporation or bylaws demonstrating that the CDC has, as a principal purpose, the planning, developing, or managing of low-income housing or community economic development activities
3.The Board of Directors must have representation from each of the following: community residents, business leaders, and civic leaders

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Additional Information

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