Community Catalyst Grants Program

Program supports neighborhood-based partner organizations and complements Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the City's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG), to support locally driven community development work. Beginning in July of 2018, up to $3 million in capital funds and up to $2 million in operating funds will be available for community-driven revitalization efforts. CCG is a competitive awards program.

Eligible organizations include community development corporations, neighborhood-based development organizations, umbrella organizations and other neighborhood-based organizations. Eligible projects will support locally-driven revitalization initiatives and help advance neighborhood revitalization and transformation.

A request for proposals (RFP) process will follow a series of public input sessions that will help shape final eligibility guidelines. The City anticipates issuing the RFP for Operating Grants in the summer and Capital Grants in the fall.

To view the draft program guidelines, please click here.