Mayor Pugh and DHCD Begin Second Phase of Community Catalyst Grants Program

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the City’s Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) have initiated the second phase of the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG). The Agency will award up to $3 million in grants to support capital projects that are critical to locally-driven community revitalization efforts in Baltimore City. 

Eligible applicants for the capital grants include community development corporations, neighborhood-based development organizations, umbrella organizations, and other neighborhood-based organizations including faith-based organizations and merchant associations.

For-profit developers, are also able to apply for funds provided they are a co-applicant with an eligible applicant that has a significant role in the project including equity participation and/or other comparable financial benefits. 

Applications are due March 22.  The guidelines and application can be found at https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/nd/community-catalyst-grants

Related Stories

Baltimore Project Among Selected Contract Awards For Fannie Mae $10 Million Innovation Challenge

Fannie Mae has announced a Baltimore project among its contract awardees as part of its Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge (The Innovation Challenge) initiative.  DHCD teamed up with Baltimore-based UPD Consulting to advance the idea of a school-based affordable housing program for families with young school-aged students who face housing instability during the school year.

DHCD Presents Capital Improvement Plan Requests for FY21-FY26

Each year, capital budget agencies present their capital project requests and priorities to the Planning Commission.  DHCD presented its plan today, highlight

City Invites Expressions of Interest

The City of Baltimore has launched a call for expressions of interest (EOI) to develop several parcels of publicly-owned properties throughout Baltimore city. The EOI aims to (a) begin the redevelopment process by publicizing information about properties primed for redevelopment, (b) establish a list of interested and qualified parties or firms, and (c) lead to the development of Requests for Proposals if warranted.