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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Public Services

Community Enhancement Grant


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Housing and Neighborhoods Department
Funding or PIN Number: #274-HN-224-2
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Geographic Focus
USA: North Carolina: Raleigh

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/02/23
Deadline: 12/06/23 3:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $60,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for affordable housing and public services for low- and moderate-income families. Applicants must attend a pre-application meeting and contact staff before applying. Public services must be either a new service or an expansion of an existing service in the City of Raleigh.

The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments and economic development opportunities, principally to low- and moderate-income residents.

This program supports public services for persons who are low- or moderate-income (with household income less than 80 percent of area median income (AMI)). Recipients of funds must ensure and document that at least 51% of the persons served are low or moderate income.

Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting households successfully exit homelessness
  • Assisting ex-offenders reintegrate into civil society
  • Job training
  • Youth tutoring/gang prevention
  • Substance abuse prevention/treatment
  • Counseling
  • Childcare
  • Services for older adults

Funding Priority Populations:

  • Projects that serve:
    • Persons who are experiencing or exiting homelessness
    • Extremely low-income persons (incomes at or below 30% AMI)
    • Low-income youth
    • Persons who are disabled
    • Victims of domestic violence
    • Persons living with HIV/AIDS
    • Seniors
  • New projects that address demonstrated gaps in services for low- and moderate income persons


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicant must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Minimum Submission Requirements
Financial Requirements
a) Completed Project Budget (Excel)
a. between $20,000.00 and $60,000.00.
b. Maximum 25% of the Total Annual Operating Budget.
c. Maximum 50% of the Total Program/Project Budget.
b) Current year’s Annual Operating Budget
c) Most current Financial Statements
a. Audited Financial Statement, in request is over $25,000.00
d) Most recent IRS Tax Form 990(EZ)

Administrative Requirements
a) IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Determination Letter
b) Articles of Incorporations
c) By-Laws
d) Verification
e) Board Member List (w/ contact information, terms, and Board roles)
f) Board Minutes for application authorization
g) Conflict of Interest Policy

Please note that purchase of small electronics such as computers, pads/tablets, telephones, and accessories is not an eligible cost for the Community Enhancement Grant.

The following are not eligible to be funded through the Community Enhancement Grant:
- General administrative support/general agency operations
- Housing construction
- Public services for persons with incomes greater than 80% of area median income (AMI)

Pre-Proposal Conference
Attendance at one workshop is a prerequisite for prospective applicants to be considered for funding. A summary of all questions and answers from the workshop will be posted as an addendum to the RFP.

Mandatory Virtual Pre-Proposal Workshops
- Thursday, October 26, 2023: 10:00am – 12:00 pm EST:
- Thursday, November 2, 2023: 10:00am – 12:00pm EST:

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Advertisement Date: Friday, October 6, 2023
- Deadline for Written Questions: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
- City Response to Questions (anticipated): Tuesday, November 28, 2023
- Proposal Due Date and Time: Wednesday December 6, 2023, at 3:00pm EST
- Selection Announced (tentative): March 2024

Questions submitted via telephone will not be answered.

All applications are due via the City of Raleigh’s Neighborly Software Participant Portal.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Applications requesting less than $20,000 or more than $60,000 will be rejected by the Review Committee and will not be reviewed.

Term of Contract
The 2024-2025 program year beginning July 1, 2024.

Contact Information
All proposals must be submitted via the City of Raleigh’s Neighborly Software. Contact Jacqueline Jordan to receive details on how to register and access the online system.

Jacqueline Jordan
Sr. Community Development

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