Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. We foster community improvement from the ground up: well-designed, affordable homes connected to resources like health care, schools, jobs and transportation. So that people have the opportunities to reach their full potential.
In most instances, we award grants through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Below is a description of RFPs being offered to strengthen community-based organizations that are advancing our shared mission.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Grants
The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas program (HEART), a partnership between the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners, is offering grants of up to $50,000 and technical assistance to eligible nonprofits providing housing assistance to families displaced or otherwise affected by Hurricane Harvey. These grants are made possible through a generous gift from the Rebuild Texas Fund.
For questions about the HEART program, please email Monica Gonzalez.
HUD Capacity Building (Section 4) Grants
One of Enterprise’s primary sources of grant funding is the HUD Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, commonly referred to as Section 4. Since Congressional authorization in 1993, the program has helped low-income families and neighborhoods in more than 2,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
These funds are used to build capacity in nonprofit community development organizations – Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Development Corporations (CDCs) – that meet eligibility requirements. Building capacity strengthens organizations to help them successfully:
- Implement HUD programs
- Design, finance and execute community development and affordable housing projects
- Coordinate on cross-programmatic, place-based approaches
- Facilitate knowledge sharing
To learn more about the Section 4 program, see Enterprise's blog or read our new report Foundation for Success: Section 4 Capacity Building.
Section 4 Grant Funding Opportunities
Proposals will be accepted under the 2018 Section 4 Request for Proposals – Ohio/Cleveland funding opportunity. This opportunity is only available to eligible CDCs and CHDOs located, or active, within Cleveland, Ohio. More information about eligibility can be found in Appendix A of the RFP.
Proposals are requested from eligible CDCs and CHDOs aiming to stabilize and strengthen single-family residential markets in Cleveland through home rehabilitation, repair, and purchase with the goal to foster inclusive, equitable communities with pathways to opportunity.
- June 25, 2018: Request for Proposals released.
- August 6, 2018 – Deadline for proposal submission.
- Week of September 17, 2018: Selected applicants notified of grant award.
Applicants must create a user account in SlideRoom, the online application portal, to submit a proposal. See Appendix C of the RFP for instructions.
Applicants should carefully review the RFP and its specifications, organizational eligibility criteria, priorities and all other requirements before applying. All applications are due by Monday, August 6, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Applications submitted outside of SlideRoom or after the deadline will not be accepted.
Sign up to receive HUD Section 4 funding round notifications
Resources for Applicants & Grantees
- 2018 LOI: Frequently Asked Questions
- Report: Foundation for Success: Section 4 Capacity Building Grants 2015-2016
- Racial Equity webinar, worksheet and toolkit
- Enterprise Community Partners Grants Guide
- Section 4 WebEx tutorials
- 2015 Green Communities Criteria
For questions about the LOI process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country