Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing

To provide grants to national community development intermediaries to enhance the capacity and ability of community development corporations and community housing development organizations to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income families.

Related Programs14.265 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. $ 15,649,313   2012-05-17
Local Initiatives Support Corporation $ 15,044,482   2016-11-07
Local Initiatives Support Corporation $ 38,521,788   2011-03-01
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. $ 19,412,051   2011-09-13
Local Initiatives Support Corporation $ 22,173,386   2011-09-13
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. $ 50,357,546   2011-03-01
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. $ 15,888,321   2014-10-08
Local Initiatives Support Corporation $ 15,204,729   2012-05-17
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. $ 10,617,500   
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. $ 14,470,059   2013-09-23

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Five organizations, as specified in the authorizing legislation and amendment, are eligible: Living Cities/The National Community Development Initiative, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

(formerly The Enterprise Foundation), Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Habitat for Humanity International and YouthBuild USA.

Current appropriations laws have limited participation to Enterprise Community Partners Inc., Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity International.

The grantees may use the grant for one or more of the following activities relating to capacity building for affordable housing and community development: (1) Training, education, support, and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs); (2) Loans, grants, development assistance, predevelopment assistance, or other financial assistance to CDCs and CHDOs to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income families and persons; and (3) Such other activities as may be determined by the grantees in consultation with the Secretary or his designee.

Eligible Community Development activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The competition is limited to the organizations identified in Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Pub.L.

103-120, 107 Stat.

1148, 42 U.S.C.

9816 note), as amended.

These organizations are: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

(formerly The Enterprise Foundation), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Habitat for Humanity International.

Specifically, the only applicants eligible for this competition are the three organizations located at the following addresses: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700, Columbia, MD 21044. Local Initiatives Support Corporation, 501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709. Affiliates and local offices of these organizations and their community partners are not eligible to compete either directly or independently for capacity building grants under this notice, but rather may seek funding from the above organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Community Development Corporations and Community Housing Development Organizations.


This program is subject to the provisions of 24 CFR Part 84 (Uniform Administrative Requirements), 2 CFR Part 230 (OMB Circular A-122) (Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations), and OMB Circular A-133 (Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations). After selection for funding but prior to award, applicants must submit financial and administrative information and certifications to comply with applicable requirements. Applicants also must submit a certification from an Independent Public Accountant or the cognizant government auditor, stating that the applicant's financial management system meets prescribed standards for fund control and accountability. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The annual publication of the Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD?s NOFAs for Discretionary Programs and the Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) NOFA detail the submission requirements. Applications may be submitted in response to the annual publication of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) Program in the Federal Register.

Award Procedures

Based upon the requirements published in the General Section and Program Section of the NOFA, respondents are notified of acceptance or rejection. Upon selection, the applicant and HUD shall negotiate and execute a grant agreement.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


HUD Demonstration Act of 1993, Section 4, Public Law 103-120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C 9816 note.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Each dollar awarded must be matched by three dollars in cash or in-kind contributions obtained from private sources. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The performance period for the capacity building grants is four years (48 months). Funds must be expended within four years (48 months) of the grant start date. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are available for draw down from HUD's Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS).

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit semi-annual and annual performance and financial reports (Federal Financial Report SF-425) in accordance with 24 CFR part 84.

A final closeout report is required at the end of the grant term.

Cash reporting will be submitted on the SF425.

The semi-annual and annual reports are considered progress reports.

Expenditure reporting will be submitted on the SF425.

HUD will conduct on-site monitoring.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Grantees and sub grantees shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507) .


All records applicable to the program must be kept for 3 years following closeout.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0176-0-1-176 - Code for FY 13.


(Project Grants) FY 16 $35,000,000; FY 17 est $35,000,000; and FY 18 est $35,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For Fiscal Year 2017 the grant allocations ranged from $4.4 million to $14.5 million among three grantees.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Rudene Thomas 451 Seventh Street SW #7143, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 2024024628

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed according to the Threshold Requirements and Rating Factor requirements set forth in the Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program NOFA and the General Section to HUD's NOFAs for Discretionary Programs.

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