Mayor Pugh and DHCD Announce Operating Grant Awards under New Community Catalyst Grants Program
Thursday Mar 7th, 2019
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the City’s Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) announced grant awards for operating funds under the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG). CCG is a competitive awards program which launched in July of 2018 and supports locally-driven community development work.
A total of $1.75 million in CCG operating funds were disbursed to 35 organizations for community-based projects.
“Essential to revitalizing long-neglected neighborhoods is working to strengthen our neighborhood groups and organizations which are vital partners with us." said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “Our broad-based program to create a new era of neighborhood investment depends also on these front-line organizations having the resources they require to address neighborhood issues while providing us necessary insights that will allow us to accelerate economic development. The Community Catalyst Grants, combined with our Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund, are powerful tools that are helping to transform neighborhoods and importantly, the lives of our residents.”
DHCD received over 100 applications for this round of operating support. While the number of requests exceeded available funding, DHCD looks to offer this operating support on an annual basis and encourages organizations to reapply.
CLICK HERE to see a list of 2019 Awardees.
CLICK HERE to see Map of Recipient Service Areas.