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CED Resource Guide Community Development Resources

Published: August 21, 2015
Community Economic Development (CED)
Resource Guide

This page contains a variety of resources that may be useful to CED grantees as they administer their CED projects. These include resources related to healthy food, building the capacity of CDCs, best practices in business development, guidance and information for leveraging additional funding sources, and information about creating high-quality jobs.

Community Economic Development: A Community Initiative
This video presents the efforts that emerged from the War on Poverty to foster economic development and create business and employment opportunities for lower income populations through the CED and CED-HFFI program.

Capacity Building

This page contains information and resources to help grantees build their capacity to create jobs and economic development opportunities. Resources address topics such as asset building, partnerships, anchor institutions, and sector- or population-based resources.

Business Development

This page contains information and resources to help grantees with business development activities. Resources include information about successful business planning and workforce development strategies.

Leveraging Additional Funding

CED grantees often do not rely on CED funding alone to support their projects and must seek out and secure additional funding sources to achieve their job creation goals. This page contains information and resources to help grantees leverage additional federal and non-federal funding for their projects, such as from CDFIs or New Markets Tax Credits.

Quality Job Creation

Quality job creation is a key focus of the CED program. This page contains information about this key priority and how grantees can create jobs that offer sufficient compensation, opportunities for job growth and career advancement, and good working conditions.


Last Reviewed: May 31, 2019

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