Community Economic Development Projects

Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families - OCS
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Fellowships

Reference Number

HHS-2021-ACF-OCS-EE-1965

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will solicit applications to award approximately $12.3 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDC) for well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low income. 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 individuals with low income to fill the positions created by CED-funded development activities, to assist those individuals in successfully maintaining employment, and to ensure that the businesses and jobs created remain viable for at least two years after the grant period. CED projects can be non-construction or construction projects, however, 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 those jobs are temporary in nature. OCS encourages applicants to target rural and underserved areas in states with current projects.Furthermore, OCS encourages potential applicants to explore how proposed projects can be aligned and/or integrated with other OCS-funded programs and priorities to more comprehensively address the needs of rural and urban communities with high rates of poverty, unemployment, and substance use disorder, as well as communities experiencing persistent poverty, as identified by US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.
Categories: Income Security and Social Services.

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Posted on

Type

Fellowships

Reference Number

HHS-2021-ACF-OCS-EE-1965

United States