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Community Coalition Grant Program
Notice of funding availability: Community Coalition Grant Program
Posted on 09/13/2019
Funding Source: Community Development Block Grant (Federal Funds) 

The City of Memphis-Division of Housing and Community Development has set aside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Community Coalition Grant Program. This technical assistance pilot program will support recommendations of the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan to support, build, and expand community coalitions to broaden civic engagement. This program is being piloted in the Orange Mound and Binghampton communities only. The program will provide grants to neighborhood associations, watch groups, and other community organizations that are certified as non-profits with the goal of ensuring city residents and communities continue to be engaged and set priorities.

Applicants must have served the community for the last three years and commit to serving on the community coalition up to five hours monthly. The City Council also seeks to establish a formal process to support community coalitions to broaden citizen engagement, planning and community programming. Funds may be used to plan and implement projects that will enhance the lives of people living in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. The projects must be completed by June 30, 2020. Funded projects may not begin prior to the execution of a formal agreement with HCD. 

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for a minimum of $2,500 and up to $7,500, for neighborhood-oriented projects, events, and activities (i.e. projects benefiting seniors, youth, crime/safety awareness, education, health awareness, beautification, and much more) that impact the social and physical well-being and quality of life of residents. 

An informational session will be held to discuss the program and provide guidance in completing the application, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., September 18 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue).
The deadline for submission of applications has been extended to December 13, 2019. Applications must be submitted online by the deadline date and time. Interested parties should call (901) 636-7387 or (901) 636-7300 for more information. 

Click here for the application portal

Click here to view CCP Grant guidelines

Click here for the CCP Grant application

Click here for the Community Coalition Grant Program FAQs
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