Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants will support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which, when implemented, are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term; 2. People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target development(s) and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents’ health, safety, employment, mobility, and education; and 3. Neighborhood: Transform distressed, high-poverty neighborhoods into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs. Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, City or township governments, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, and County governments. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 12, 2014.

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