For Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the Office of Community Services awarded $2,400,000 in grants to Community Economic Development (CED) projects with a focus on creating social enterprise incubators. This initiative focuses on supporting social enterprises—profit-making businesses or non-profit organizations that uses revenue-generating activities to:
- Develop new products, services, and commercial activities that result in the creation of new, full-time, full-year jobs — at least 75 percent of which will be filled by individuals with low incomes;
- Reinvest funds back into the community or into supporting the individuals with low incomes filling those positions; and
- Through local entrepreneurship, reduce or remove barriers that the individuals with low incomes filling the positions face (e.g., those reentering into the community from the criminal justice system, experiencing domestic violence, suffering from substance dependence, lacking adequate child care, etc.).
Each project has a project period of five years and will receive incremental funding totaling $1,700,000.
Our concept of economic mobility is to move families to self-sufficiency through work with dignity and respect by growing the capacity for parents and children to achieve their fullest potential through the workforce, early childhood development and the full spectrum of integrated health and human services.
Information for Grantees
- CED Grantee Toolkit
Review the CED Grantee Toolkit for videos and resources to help your start your grant work
- PPR Guidance for CED Focus on Social Enterprises Grantees
Specific resources will be created to assist CED Social Enterprise grantees with their projects
- OCS Registrar | OCSRegistrar@icf.com
Contact the OCS Registrar if you need assistance or want to request resources
FY 2019 Projects
There are 6 FY 2019 CED Social Enterprise grantees. As a group, these projects will create over 500 jobs while doing the following:
|Serving Target Populations||Addressing Barriers to Employment||Offering Social Services||Offering Business Services|
To learn more about their individual projects, visit the CED Focus on Social Enterprises active grants page.