Community Economic Development (CED)

 Logo for the Community Economic Development ProgramCommunity Economic Development (CED) is a federal grant program funding Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities. CED awards funds to private, non-profit organizations CDCs, including faith-based organizations and Tribal and Alaskan Native organizations. CED-funded projects create or expand businesses, create new jobs for individuals with low incomes, and leverage funding investments in communities.

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The CED program does not provide direct grants to individuals; CED does not charge a fee for receiving a grant. If you receive a message offering you a CED grant or requesting a fee, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.

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Contact Information

Rafael J. Elizalde, Program Manager
Office of Community Services
Phone: 202-401-5115

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CED Grantee Toolkit

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CED Fact Sheet

Grantee Spotlights

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