Community Economic Development (CED) is a federal grant program funding Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities. CED awards funds to private, non-profit organizations CDCs, including faith-based organizations and Tribal and Alaskan Native organizations. CED-funded projects create or expand businesses, create new jobs for individuals with low incomes, and leverage funding investments in communities.
NEW: The 2021 CED Funding Opportunity Announcement in now available Visit disclaimer page ! Applications are due July 12, 2021.
CED application reviewers are needed to review FY 2021 CED grant applications. Learn more about becoming a CED Application Reviewer.
The 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.
Rafael J. Elizalde, Program Manager
Community Economic Development Program
Office of Community Services
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The 2021 CED Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) application Visit disclaimer page is now open! Applications are due July 12, 2021.