Community Economic Development (CED)
This program provides grants to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to address the economic needs of low-income individuals, families, and communities. CED focuses on creating employment and business development opportunities in distressed communities.
This program is administered by the Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Create businesses and jobs in low-income communities to improve the livelihood of not only those who obtain those jobs but the community itself
- Create jobs that lead to self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and their families
- Attract additional public and private funds to increase investment and quality of life in low-income communities
- Build community ownership and investment
- Build the capacity and sustainability of CDCs and CDC-owned businesses/ventures
- Revitalize communities through physical improvements
What can grant funds be used for?
- Startup or expansion of businesses, physical, or commercial activities
- Capital expenditures such as the purchase of equipment or real property
- Allowable operating expenses
- Loans or equity investments
For more information about the CED Program, please visit the ACF CED Program Page.
CED Grantee Map