Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)

Grants to USA Non-Profits for Innovative Home-
Ownership Programs for Low-Income Individuals

GrantWatch ID#: 132430
Agency Type:


United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

04/24/13 11:59:59 PM ET

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Grants are available to USA public and private non-profit organizations and consortia to help low-income individuals qualify for home-ownership opportunities where eligible buyers provide sweat equity and volunteer labor is used. Funds can be used to purchase land, infrastructure improvements, and for necessary planning, administration and management expenses, and must be leveraged with funds from other sources. Applicants must use a significant amount of the funds in at least two states.

Housing units must be decent, safe, and sanitary non-luxury dwellings that comply with state and local codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements, and with the SHOP requirements (including requirements for energy-efficiency and water conservation). The SHOP units must be sold to homebuyers at prices below the prevailing market price. A homebuyer’s sweat equity contribution must not be mortgaged or otherwise restricted upon future sale of the SHOP unit. SHOP Grantees may award SHOP Grant funds to local non-profit affiliate organizations to carry out the Grantee’s SHOP program. These affiliate organizations must be located within the Grantee’s service area.

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Regional Organizations
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
An applicant must be a public or private non-profit organization, or a consortium of public or private non-profit organizations, that has the capacity and experience to provide or facilitate self-help home-ownership housing opportunities on a national or regional basis.

You must have a DUNS number to receive an FY2013 SHOP Grant.
You must register or update your current registration in the System for Award Management database in order to receive an FY2013 SHOP Grant. The General Services Administration (GSA), which operated CCR, has transitioned CCR to an integrated database platform called the “System for Award Management” (SAM) at

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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