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Community Economic Development (CED)

Guidance for Interested Stakeholders on the CED Grant


Issued by: Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Community Economic Development (CED)

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Community Economic Development (CED) is a federal grant program funding Community Development Corporations that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities.

Read more about CED.

The Fiscal Year 2020 grants were awarded on September 30, 2020. View the FY 2020 Grant Award Page to see this year’s new grantees.

If you are a 2020 grantee, please review the CED Grantee Toolkit.

Update Regarding COVID-19

On March 30, 2020, ACF issued an Information Memorandum regarding grant flexibilities in conducting human service activities related to or affected by COVID-19. Learn more about how these flexibilities may affect your grant.

Thank you for your continued engagement and partnership with us to address and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We highly value our strong ongoing partnership, and hope to continue to be a resource to you as you implement community mitigation techniques. View this up-to-date information about key issues from a number of HHS divisions.

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Prospective Grantee Resources

Past CED Funding Opportunities

Lessons for Past CED Grantees

CED Grantee Toolkit

Reporting Resources

Social Enterprise Initiative

About the CED Program

Active Grantee Map

Grantee Spotlights

CED Application Reviewer



The Community Economic Development (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.

For more information, please visit the Grant Fraud and ScamsVisit disclaimer page site.


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