$17.7M to Aid Employment Assistance for Families, TANF Enrollees

Agency: Administration for Children and Families and Office of Community Service (HHS); Program: Community Economic Development Projects (CFDA Number: 93.570) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-OCS-EE-0817); Eligibility: Nonprofit community development corporations; Funding: $17.7 million for 22 awards (no match required); Deadline: April 22.

Summary: The program supports projects to enhance job creation and business development for low-income individuals. CED grants help in decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas. Programs that address the lack of adequate, affordable child care or the special needs of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beneficiaries are encouraged to apply.

The projects are expected to actively recruit low-income individuals to fill the positions created by CED-funded development activities, and to assist these individuals in maintaining the positions. Priorities include applicants targeting counties designated as having persistent poverty and underserved areas and states and territories that do not have active CED projects.

CED-funded projects can be non-construction or construction projects. The grant period for non-construction projects is three years; it’s five years for construction projects. The CED Program permits facility construction as needed to support business creation, business expansion and/or job creation.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/adviszr896 (NOFA); Gerald Shanklin,;e-mail, gerald.shanklin@acf.hhs.gov;  202-401-5559.

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