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:
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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
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Join WebEx meeting, Thursday, March 26, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST
Meeting number: 654 878 781
Join by phone
1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 654 878 781
- Recorded Webinar: 2015 Request for Letters of Interest, Overview
- March 18 Q&A PowerPoint presentation
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
- Enterprise Community Partners Grants Guide
- Section 4 WebEx tutorials
- 2015 Green Communities Criteria
See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country: