DHCD Announces the Next Round of Community Catalyst Grants

~$2 million available for neighborhood-based organizations~

The Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has announced $2 million in available funding through the fourth Community Catalyst Grants (CCG) round. This round of funding makes $1.5 million in capital and $500,000 in operating funds available.  Applicants can now apply online for funds for projects critical to locally-driven community revitalization efforts.

The CCG program provides support for neighborhood-based community development projects.  Established in 2018, CCG is a competitive awards program providing operating and capital grants to assist organizations in historically disinvested communities. These communities are predominantly low-income neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by low housing values, high vacancy rates and abandonment, poverty, crime, and public health issues. Additionally, these neighborhoods may have received less public and private investment than others. Over 35 organizations have received support through the CCG program.

Applications for this round of funding are due April 12, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Eligible applicants include community development corporations, umbrella organizations, neighborhood revitalization organizations, faith-based organizations, merchant associations, and organizations that have a valid 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status or that have received a temporary determination from the IRS. Organizations that do not have a 501(c)(3) status can apply through an eligible applicant or a fiscal agent. Complete eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be viewed at https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/nd/community-catalyst-grants.

DHCD will host two virtual information sessions to engage interested applicants on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6.  To attend an information session, please register by visiting https://bit.ly/CCGInfoSession.


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