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Notice of Funding Available


Notice of Funding Available

Enterprise Community Partners announces the availability of pass-through grant funding in markets across the nation. Grant funds, made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 4 grant program, will support and improve the capacity and production of community housing development organizations (CHDOs) and community development corporations (CDCs).

All Letters of Interest are due April 8th, 2015.

Download the Letter of Interest document
Amended March 17, 2015

We are accepting applications in the following geographic areas:

  • Boston
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Gulf Coast
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • New York
  • Northern California
  • Ohio
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Southern California
  • Southeast
  • Vermont
  • Rural and Native American Communities

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Although Enterprise is not an endowed foundation, we make every effort to raise funds to support the work of our partners across the country. As resources allow, we offer grants to help strengthen community-based organizations.

Resources for Applicants

HUD Capacity Building (Section 4) Grants

One of Enterprise’s primary sources of grant funding is the HUD Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, commonly referred to as Section 4. Since Congress authorized the program in 1993, it has helped low-income families and neighborhoods in more than 2,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Section 4 leverages significant private and public capital using minimal federal dollars. Every Section 4 dollar must be matched directly by $3 of private funding for capacity building. Since 2002, Section 4 grantees’ development projects have attracted nearly $27 in other public and private investment.

These funds are used to build capacity in nonprofit community development organizations – Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Development Corporations (CDCs) – that meet eligibility requirements. Building capacity strengthens organizations to help them successfully:

  • Implement HUD programs
  • Design, finance and execute community development and affordable housing projects
  • Coordinate on cross-programmatic, place-based approaches
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing

Resource for Grantees

Case Studies

See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country: