CED Getting Started with Your Community Economic Development Grant

This module is part of the CED Grantee Toolkit.

Review the materials in this section to learn more about your responsibilities as a CED grantee and the information you will need to get started with your grant.

Overview of the CED Program, Requirements, and Resources

CED provides technical and financial assistance to community development corporations (CDCs) for community economic development activities that address the economic needs of individuals with low income and their families.

Program objectives are:

  • Create job opportunities for individuals with low income;
  • Create and expand businesses in distressed communities, and
  • Increase investment in distressed communities.

Watch this video Visit disclaimer page for an overview of the CED program. 

Viewing the Notice of Award for your CED Grant

Reading and Understanding the NoA for CED Grantees provides detailed information about each field of the NoA. The first thing you should do is view your Notice of Award (NoA).

It is the official legal document issued to the grantee that indicates a federal grant award has been made and funds may be requested to be used, and reported on, in the approved manner. The NoA is sometimes referred to as the Notice of Grant Award (NGA).

Watch this video for instructions for reviewing the NGA.


All projects must meet project milestones, use project partner agreements, and adhere to applicable Federal and programmatic rules and regulations, including those set forth in the HHS Grants Policy Statement, Uniform Administrative Requirements, and cost principles.

Explore more CED Grantee modules:

Working with ACF and HHS Offices

Systems for
Grant Administration

Data Collection
and Performance Progress Report (PPR)

Post-Award Activities

Supporting Businesses and Employees


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