Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

The HUD (Office of Public & Indian Housing; Office of Multifamily Housing) opens the FY 2015 version of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative: Implementation Grants (CFDA Number: 14.889) (Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5800-N-11).

Deadline: Feb. 8.

Eligibility: Public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit developers who apply jointly with a public entity (programs must have an early childhood education component); Funding: $76 million for three awards up to $30 million each (a 5% match required);

Applicants must have an early childhood education focus and partner with local schools or local Pre-K providers. Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their “Transformation Plan.” This is an excellent opportunity for schools and education groups to partner with an applicant to address problems in a distressed neighborhood and aid in its makeover.

The funding total is significantly less than the $109 million that HUD provided last year.

Contact: (NOFA); email; or call 202/401-8812.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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