Although Enterprise Community Partners is not an endowed foundation, we make every effort to raise funds to support the work of our affordable housing and community development partners across the country. As resources allow, we offer grants to help strengthen community-based organizations.
National Health Outcomes Demonstration Project
Enterprise understands that a stable, affordable home in a thriving community connected to opportunity is an essential part of improving health outcomes for low-income people. That is why we partnered with NeighborWorks America to release a new Request for Proposals (RFP) on August 31, 2016, for participation in the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project.
The demonstration project will enable 20 selected affordable housing and community development organizations (10 NeighborWorks Organizations and 10 organizations selected by Enterprise) to complete a health outcome evaluation of one of their projects, programs or set of programs.
This exciting opportunity will help build your organization’s measurement and evaluation capacity, demonstrate the health outcomes of your work, and allow you to be part of a national cohort demonstrating affordable housing and community development’s contributions to improved health outcomes.
Download the Updated Request for Proposals (9/21/2016).
Updates include revised time on submission date and that one-time rehab of multifamily housing developments are not eligible for the Demonstration Project.”
The application period closes on September 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EDT (8:59 p.m. PDT).
Applicants must submit the following materials through the online RFP submission form
- Application, in the format provided.
- Proposed budget, in format provided
- A recent financial audit of your organization, completed within the last 12 months from the date of application.
- IRS W-9
- Letter verifying 501(c)(3) status
All completed materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT (8:59 p.m. PDT) on September 30, 2016, to be eligible for selection.
Learn More about this Opportunity
Questions may be submitted until 11:59 p.m. EDT (8:59 p.m. PDT) on September 23, 2016. Answers to questions will be provided via email, and can also be found in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Questions and answers added to the FAQ are indicated with an asterisk.
Prospective applicants are invited to join our informational webinars to learn more about the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project and to ask questions.
Questionnaire for Sub-Recipients of Federal Funding
If chosen for an Enterprise-awarded grant, first-time grantees will be required to submit a completed Sub-recipient Questionnaire and provide supporting documentation related to their organization’s policies and procedures. This request is based on federal requirements contained in 2 CFR 200, which requires Enterprise to review and evaluate the risk associated with potential grantees prior to disbursing funds.
Applicants may have responded to an Enterprise Sub-recipient Questionnaire last year when applying for Section 4 Capacity Building funds. If so, Enterprise must be notified of any substantial changes in the applicant’s organization in the past year that might affect the applicant’s ability to effectively spend and document the use of federal funds. Download the Sub-recipient Questionnaire for previous applicants.
NOTE: The questionnaire must be submitted ONLY if your organization is notified of a grant award. Submission is NOT required at the RFP stage of application.
Additional Resource for Grantees
- Enterprise Community Partners Grants Guide
- Section 4 WebEx tutorials
- 2015 Green Communities Criteria
Section 4 Grant Selection Process
Enterprise awards Section 4 funds to grantees through a competitive selection process, with requests or proposal (RFPs) held at different times in Enterprise markets and at the national level. RFP timing is based on funding availability and does not follow on a regular schedule. Check this page regularly for a list of open RFPs. Sign up to receive notifications of future grant offerings.
See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country:
- Addressing chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Housing First and FrontLine Service
- Expanding green building capacity in California: LINC Housing
- Preserving affordable housing in rural communities in the Pacific Northwest: Mercy Housing Northwest