Foundation / Corporation
Enterprise Community Partners
09/09/19 11:59 PM EDT
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA nonprofit community development and housing organizations, Tribes, and Tribal housing entities and authorities serving rural areas to strengthen capacity to implement housing programs for low-income residents. An LOI must be submitted prior to applying. Funding is intended to help organizations create and execute affordable housing initiatives; coordinate on place-based and cross-programmatic approaches; and facilitate knowledge sharing. The purpose of the Section 4 program is to enhance the technical and administrative capacity of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out community development and affordable housing activities.
Priority will be given to applicants applying in an area of persistent poverty. The continued persistence of poverty is most evident within several predominantly rural regions and populations such as Central Appalachia, the Lower Mississippi Delta, the southern Black Belt, the Colonias region along the U.S.-Mexico border, Native American lands, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Persistent poverty counties are defined as counties that have had poverty rates of 20% or greater for at least 30 years. To determine if the area where grant activities will take place is in an area of persistent poverty, confirm your county here: https://www.cdfifund.gov/Documents/PPC%20updated%20Oct.2017.xlsx
Enterprise is soliciting applications that address CDC and CHDO capacity building in the following seven Program Areas. Applications may address more than one Program Area; however, Applicants must select one (1) Program Area that most closely aligns with proposed activities.
- Program Area 1: Rental Housing Preservation
- Program Area 2: Native Homeownership
- Program Area 3: Community and Economic Development
- Program Area 4: Economic Mobility
- Program Area 5: Health and Housing
- Program Area 6: Equitable Climate Resilience
- Program Area Seven: Organizational Capacity Building
For further information about these program areas, see: https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/sites/default/files/media-library/financing-and-development/grants/s4-rnai-capacity-building-request-for-letters-of-interest-2019.pdf#page=5
Organizational capacity building should result in stronger, more financially viable and diverse organizations that are better positioned to fulfill their missions and remain a voice for their community. Common examples of activities that Enterprise may fund under this Program Area include:
- Operations and staff funding
- Improving board oversight and governance
- Improving back office functionality/accounting systems
- Improving controls for increased capacity for new development and preservation of affordable housing
- Improving asset management systems
- Leadership development and staff development
Grant funds may be used for predevelopment assistance or other financial assistance to CDCs and CHDOs to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income families and persons. For a list of allowable costs and activities, see: https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/sites/default/files/media-library/financing-and-development/grants/s4-rnai-capacity-building-request-for-letters-of-interest-2019.pdf#page=17
GrantWatch ID#: 186268
Enterprise anticipates making awards that range from $25,000 to $100,000. Average award is expected to be $50,000.
Periods of performance will begin on the first of the month following the execution of the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and Apply Online: https://enterprise.slideroom.com/#/login/register
Submit technical questions to: https://support.slideroom.com/customer/portal/emails/new
Submit Q & A questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on the Section 4 grant opportunities, please email: email@example.com
Programmatic questions may be directed to Sarah Torsell, Program Director, at
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