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.
We work to strengthen community-based organizations advancing our shared mission. In most instances, we award grants through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. We don’t gather grant application information by email or phone. Our grant process also does not involve providing sensitive personal information such as Social Security number, birth date or bank account information.
Below is a description of current grant opportunities available to community-based organizations.
Addressing Rural and Tribal Data Gaps Grants
The Addressing Rural and Tribal Data Gaps Grant is designed to help practitioners resolve some of the challenges of using data to expand housing stability for low-income people and other vulnerable populations in rural and tribal communities.
Through this HUD Section 4 Capacity Building grant opportunity, Enterprise Community Partners will provide federal funds up to $60,000 as well as technical support to eligible community development corporations (CDCs), certified community housing development organizations (CHDOs), and tribal organizations (as defined by HUD) that are supporting the collection and/or analysis of data to better understand community needs, design programs, and evaluate successes of programs or projects that improve housing stability.
Projects or programs that expand housing stability may include (but are not limited to):
- coordinated efforts to assess local housing needs
- cross-partnerships to reduce homelessness
- administering surveys to measure the impact of affordable homes
- conducting analyses to solve affordability concerns
- developing needs assessments to mitigate overcrowded or unsafe conditions
- creating and using maps to close equity gaps
Grant Applicant Q&A Webinar - Aug. 7, 2019
Enterprise hosted a 45-minute webinar on August 7 to provide an overview for applicants interested in applying for Section 4 funds to support data-related work in rural and tribal communities. The session recording and presentation slides are now available.
- RFP Issue Date: August 1, 2019
- Grant Applicant Q&A Webinar: August 7, 2019 at 3pm EDT
- Submission Deadline for RFP Application: September 6, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
- Funding Award Announcements: October 10, 2019
NOTE: This funding opportunity is open only to CDCs, CHDOs, and tribal organizations (as defined by HUD) that are in or primarily serve people living in Section 4 designated rural communities, as well as those that primarily serve members of Native American populations. All applicants must meet eligibility criteria.
For questions on the Rural & Tribal Data Gaps grant opportunity
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.
Enterprise is excited to the lead the newly announced Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a $20 million commitment from Wells Fargo Foundation designed to launch the next generation of housing affordability solutions.
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.
Section 4 Grant Funding Round IN PROGRESS (Invitation Only Stage)
- Email invitation to submit full proposal: week of August 8
- Submission Deadline for full proposal: September 9, 11:59 p.m. EDT
- Expected date for selection notifications: October 15
Still have questions on Section 4 grant opportunities
Resources for Applicants & Grantees
- Federal Grants Requirements
- Racial Equity webinar, worksheet and toolkit
- Enterprise Community Partners Grants Guide
- Section 4 WebEx tutorials
- 2015 Green Communities Criteria
Sign up to receive HUD Section 4 funding round notifications
See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country