FY 2019 STRATEGIC COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND (SCIF)

The application period has closed for the program as of 4:00 pm on January 31, 2018


The Division of Housing and Community Development is accepting applications for their competitive grant programs available through the Strategic Community Investment Fund. Applicants may download copies of applications directly beneath the descriptions of the program. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Introduction

The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers Federal and City funds for programs that carry out its mission.

While many programs are carried out through HCD directly, others are contracted out to eligible organizations on a competitive basis. The Strategic Community Investment Funds (SCIF) provides an opportunity for organizations and agencies to submit competitive applications.

The funds available on a competitive basis are awarded to eligible nonprofit, for-profit, faith-based, and other organizations to implement community and economic development programs. The funds through this process are primarily available for programs that benefit low and moderate income persons of Memphis. Applications are accepted once a year through the City’s SCIF program.


Applicant Profile

The SCIF includes all currently available competitive grants. The programs include:
  • Emergency Shelter Grant
  • Community Housing Development Organization
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance
  • Affordable Multi/Single Family Housing Program
  • Neighborhood Development Program
  • Community Economic Development Program

Applicants are required to complete the Applicant Profile before completing program applications. The Applicant Profile requires information from applicants about their agency/organization, an Agency budget, required documentation, and certifications. The Applicant profile can be accessed by selecting any of the links to the applications below. Only one profile will need to be completed for each Agency regardless of how many program an applicant is applying for.

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

The Emergency Solutions Grant Program seeks to improve the quality of life for homeless citizens through funding for activities to help homeless families move toward independent living and to prevent homelessness

Eligibility
  • Nonprofit Organizations Only
  • Demonstrate at least one year of experience in serving its community.

Focus
  • Increase the number and quality of emergency shelters for the homeless.
  • Provide Essential Social Services for the homeless
  • Provide Financial Assistance to Prevent Homelessness

Click here to access the Emergency Solutions Grant Program Application
Click here to access the Emergency Solutions Grant Program Information and Appendices

Community Housing Development Organization Program
Funds for this fiscal year will only be awarded to organizations that have already been designated as Community Housing Development Organizations.


At least 15 percent of HOME funds must be set aside for affordable housing activities to be undertaken by a special type of nonprofit called a CHDO in the communities that they serve

Eligibility
  • Organized for the purpose of providing decent, affordable housing.
  • No individual benefit to members, founders, or contributors.
  • Clearly defined geographic service area.
  • Nonprofit status.
  • A board that is representative of the community it serves.
  • Demonstrate at least one year of experience in serving its community where the housing will be developed.

CHDO Projects Include:
  • Acquisition
  • Rehab or New Construction of Rental Housing and/or Homebuyer Properties
  • Direct financial assistance to purchasers of HOME assisted housing developed by a CHDO.

Click here to access the CHDO Single Family Application
Click here to access the CHDO Rental Application
Click here to access the CHDO Rental Overview and Guidelines
Click here to access the CHDO Single Family Overview and Guidelines


Affordable Single Family Housing Program
The Affordable Single Family Housing is designed to provide incentives and partnership with developers to create affordable single family housing through new construction or rehabilitation

Eligibility
  • Applicants may be for-profit or non-profit
  • Demonstrate at least two years of experience in new construction or rehabilitation of single family housing.
  • All for-profit applicants must make a 5 – 30% equity investment
  • All applicant(s) can be a current participant in one (1) existing project within the Real Estate Development Department, existing project must be underway with at least 75% of contracted funds drawn

Project Expectations
  • Projects must contain 5 units or more. Units may be in a new developed subdivision or be in-fill lots, all within one zip code
  • The single family housing sales price cannot exceed $156,750, which is 95% of the median purchase price established by FHA
  • All projects must serve a low to moderate income population (as determined by HUD)
  • Prior funding commitment required before application submission
  • All for-profit agencies must commit to sell all units completed in the project. Only non-profit agencies are permitted to rent/lease completed units, with a secured property management company
  • Approved projects must have site control, zoning approvals, building permits, and other funding commitments by July 01, 2019
  • No delinquent taxes or defaulted loans are allowed on subject lots
  • Maximum funding commitment of $750,000 per project. Approved funding is by reimbursement only
  • All projects designed to be energy efficient, meeting Energy Star, Ecobuild, or Green Practices will be given priority

    Click here to access the Affordable Single Family Housing Program Application

Affordable Multi Family Housing Program
The Affordable Multi Family Housing is designed to provide incentives and partnership with developers to create affordable multi family housing through new construction or rehabilitation

Eligibility
  • Applicants may be for-profit or non-profit
  • Demonstrate at least two years of experience in new construction or rehabilitation of multi-family housing.
  • All for-profit applicants must make a 5 – 30% equity investment
  • All applicant(s) can be a current participant in one (1) existing project within the Real Estate Development Department, existing project must be underway with at least 75% of contracted funds drawn

Project Expectations
  • Projects must contain 10 units or more. Units must be contiguous or located on one site
  • All projects must serve a low to moderate income population (as determined by HUD)
  • Prior funding commitment required before application submission
  • All for-profit agencies must commit to sell all units completed in the project. Only non-profit agencies are permitted to rent/lease completed units, with a secured property management company
  • Approved projects must have site control, zoning approvals, building permits, and other funding commitments by July 01, 2019
  • No delinquent taxes or defaulted loans are allowed on subject lots
  • Maximum funding commitment of $750,000 per project. Approved funding is by reimbursement only
  • All projects designed to be energy efficient, meeting Energy Star, Ecobuild, or Green Practices will be given priority

Click here to access the Affordable Multi Family Housing Program Application

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program provides assistance to low income individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their family members who live with them

Eligibility
  • Nonprofit Organizations Only
  • Demonstrate at least one year of experience in serving its community
  • Clients must be documented with HIV/AIDS diagnosis and meet HUD income guidelines for the county of their residence within the service area
  • Must increase the availability of decent, safe and affordable housing for low income persons living with HIV/AIDS
  • Must be in Fayette, Shelby, and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica Counties in Mississippi, and Crittenden County in Arkansas

Eligible Activities include
  • Acquisition and/or rehabilitation
  • Operations of a wide range of housing programs
  • Rental Assistance
  • Housing information and outreach, and supportive services.

Click here to access the HOPWA Application
Click here to access the HOPWA Program Description, Guidelines, and Appendices

Neighborhood Development Program
The Neighborhood Development Program provides funding to build and support programs, projects, and services that benefit neighborhoods

Eligibility
  • Nonprofit Organizations Only
    • Business/Economic Development
    • Community Development
    • Community Initiatives
  • Demonstrate at least one year of experience in serving its community.
  • Maximum Request for Funding is $50,000.00

Eligible Activities include:
  • Workforce Development
  • Youth Development
  • Economic Development
  • Activities that Support Affordable Housing
  • SBE/WBE/MBE Programs
  • Job Creation
  • Neighborhood Clean-Ups
  • Capacity Building

Click here to access the Neighborhood Development Program Application
Click here to access the Neighborhood Development Grant Program Description

Community Economic Development Program

The Community Economic Development Program provides incentives toward the development of commercial, office, or industrial projects in Memphis’ low investment neighborhoods

Eligibility
  • Applicants may be for-profit or non-profit
  • Demonstrate at least one year of experience in serving its community.
  • Must encourage commercial and other non-residential projects that further economic opportunity in the City
  • Must support HCD’s goals of job creation and neighborhood revitalization
  • Maximum request for funding is $100,000.00


Eligible Activities include:
  • Acquisition
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Construction

Click here to access the Community Economic Development Application
Click here to access the CEDP Application Information

Tenant Based Rental Assistance

The HOME TBRA program provides rental assistance to low-income persons who are homeless and have special needs.

Eligibility
  • Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, current TN charter, financial statements/audit, general liability insurance
  • Must serve clients whose income is 60% or below the median income and who are at risk of homelessness and have a special need
  • Clients must have an income and pay 30% of the rent and a portion of utilities

Eligible Activities include
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance

Click her to access the Tenant Based Rental Assistance Application
Click here to access the HOME TBRA Program Guidelines and Appendices” to the attached document

Deadline for all FY2019 SCIF Applications

Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Click here to view the FY2019 SCIF Workshop Presentation



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