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Community Economic Development Focus on Energy Communities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.570
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 29, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Gerald Shanklin

For grants management or budget questions:
Tim Chappelle


The Community Economic Development Focus on Energy Communities program provides funding for projects aimed at business development opportunities and creating employment for low-income individuals located in energy communities that have experienced employment loss and/or economic dislocation because of declines in the fossil fuel industry and/or are disproportionately reliant on fossil fuel energy production or distribution, including coal, oil, gas, and power plants.

Funds can be used for construction and non-construction purposes, and business start-up and expansion activities. Projects may focus on a range of industries and may include businesses that prevent, remediate, or prevent environmental harms that pose a risk to public health and safety.

Grantees are also expected to create plans to connect employees to wraparound support services, such as financial literacy assistance, child care, transportation, substance use disorder treatment, and English language education, to remove barriers to employment.

Bonus points will be given to projects that create jobs in tribal communities and rural communities with high rates of poverty, unemployment, or substance use disorder, or hire individuals with low incomes from a rural community to fill positions created.


To be eligible for the CED program, an applicant must meet all 3 conditions:

  1. Applicant must be a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC) with 501(c)(3) status
  2. Applicant must have articles of incorporation, bylaws, or other official documents demonstrating that the CDC has as a principal purpose of planning, developing, or managing low-income housing or community development activities
  3. The Board of Directors must have representation from each of the following: community residents, business leaders, and civic leaders.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $800,000
Award floor: $100,000 per year
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $3,200,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through

CED resource page

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Employment and unemployment · Environmental health · Healthcare facilities · Human services · Poverty · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse

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