Community Economic Development (CED)

 Logo for the Community Economic Development ProgramCommunity Economic Development (CED) is a federal grant program funding Community Development Corporations that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities.

CED-funded projects create or expand new businesses, create new jobs for individuals with low incomes, and leverage additional funding investments in communities.

Notice:

The Community Economic Development (CED) program does not provide direct grants to individuals; CED does not charge a fee for receiving a grant. If you receive a message offering you a CED grant or requesting a fee, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.

For more information, please visit the Grant Fraud and Scams Visit disclaimer page site.


Contact Information

Rafael J. Elizalde, Program Manager
Community Economic Development Program
Office of Community Services
Phone: 202-401-5115
OCSgrants@acf.hhs.gov

CED awards funds to private, non-profit organizations that are community development corporations (CDCs), including faith-based organizations, and Tribal and Alaskan Native organizations. CDCs must be governed by a three-party board of directors that includes residents of the community served, and local business and civic leaders. CDCs must have as their principle purpose planning, developing or managing low-income housing or community development projects.

Note: CED funds cannot be awarded to individuals. If you are an individual looking for employment, please view the active CED projects in your state. 

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