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FY22 Neighborhood Based Activities Programs Funding Availability


Neighborhood Based Activities Program

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is making available Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for organizations committed to affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. The Department supports activities that benefit neighborhoods comprised of at least 51% low- and moderate-income persons.

DHCD is soliciting applications from qualified Community Based Non-profit Organizations (CBOs) for the following programs:

Housing Counseling Services: to provide comprehensive housing counseling services for homeownership, home preservation, tenants and tenant groups. DHCD seeks organizations which can provide the following services:

  • Homeownership counseling and training in support of HPAP and its associated programs;
  • Counseling and training for home preservation, including the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program, the Tenant Purchase Technical Assistance Program, and foreclosure counseling; and
  • Counseling and education for tenants and tenant groups.

Small Business Technical Assistance: to provide small business assistance in targeted neighborhood commercial districts. DHCD will focus its funding on these target areas:

  • 7th Street – Georgia Avenue, NW (Mount Vernon Square to Eastern Avenue)
  • H Street, NE (North Capitol Street to 17th Street, NE)
  • Benning Road, NE and SE (Bladensburg Road to Southern Avenue)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE + South Capitol Street (Good Hope Road to Southern Avenue)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, SE (2nd Street, SE to Southern Avenue)
  • Minnesota Avenue NE and SE (Good Hope Road to Sheriff Road)
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE (Minnesota Avenue to Eastern Avenue)
  • Rhode Island Avenue, NE (North Capitol Street to Eastern Avenue)
  • North Capitol Street (Massachusetts Avenue to New Hampshire Avenue)
  • Kennedy Street, NW (North Capitol Street to Georgia Avenue)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE (St. Elizabeth’s East/Congress Heights)

How to Apply: This Request for Applications (RFA) will be available on the DHCD website at on or about June 4, 2021. This RFA will be available only on the DHCD website via ZoomGrants. Applications submitted through ZoomGrants require access to a computer, internet access, and a valid email address (free email addresses can be obtained from services such as Gmail and Yahoo). Once you have created your ZoomGrants account, you can use it to create and submit applications on behalf of your organization (or yourself, as applicable) to any organization that uses ZoomGrants to capture applications. The deadline for submitting application is July 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m. and can only be done so electronically through the ZoomGrants portal on this website.

Important Dates: 

Notice of Funding Availability published: June 4, 2021.
RFA Issuing Date: June 4, 2021
RFA Closing Date: July 7, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Grant Agreements Executed: on or about October 1, 2021

Questions can be emailed to [email protected].