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CED Resource Guide Managing Your Grant

Guidane for managing your CED grant


Issued by: Administration for Children and Families (ACF)


Managing Your Grant

Use the resources below to manage your grant and reach your project goals. 

Getting Started

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Getting Started Module of the CED Grantee Toolkit
Contains informational and demonstration videos, instructions, and resources on a variety of key topics for both new and returning grantees

Notice of Award Explainer
Explains the sections of the Notice of Award, which contains critical information about the grant award

Real Property Reporting
Consists of information, guidance, and materials related to Real Property and Tangible Personal Property including information on reporting using the SF-429. If you have questions on property reporting, contact your OGM Specialist via GrantSolutions.

Recruiting & Tracking

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PPR Data Collection ToolVisit disclaimer page
Collect information for tracking employment and completing Form A of the Performance Progress Report (PPR) Note: After clicking the link above, you must right click the PPR Data Collection Tool file and select Download. 

Partnering to Recruit Job Ready Employees Presentation
Reviews how to help connect CED-created businesses to employees that are job ready and have the skills required to fill the jobs being created


Technical Assistance & Monitoring

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Technical Assistance and Monitoring: An Overview Presentation
Provides an overview of OCS technical assistance (TA) and monitoring visits and how they can be used to ensure continued project success

What to Expect During Your CED Monitoring Visit Presentation
Addresses the purpose, goals, and process of grantee monitoring visits—the programmatic and financial reviews of CED funded projects

Best Practices & Project Highlights

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Developing a Successful Job Creation Project Toolkit 
Poses a series of discussion questions that will help your organization design an economic development project that can successfully secure funding to create full-time, permanent jobs in low-income communities. 

CED Case Study Lessons from the Field
Summarizes how community development corporations around the country employ grants from the CED program and shared lessons

Grantee Product Showcase Presentation
Presents products developed and the jobs created using some CED grant funds


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