Appendix C: Examples of Programs Supported with a Community Development Grant
Stable Housing: Increase access to safe, affordable, and quality housing through construction, site development, housing rehabilitation, homeownership education, and foreclosure prevention programs and services.
Neighborhood Revitalization: Stimulate revitalization that attracts or retains individuals and/or businesses to blighted, underserved, and distressed communities.
  • Affordable housing construction, renovation and repairs
  • Affordable housing construction predevelopment expenses
  • Down payment assistance programs
  • Homebuyer education
  • Remediation of home health hazards
Educated Workforce: Strengthen individual core competencies that will improve personal economic self-sufficiency, including adult basic education, and vocational and employability training.
  • Career education and support
  • Computer coding and programming summer academy
  • Low interest auto loans for transportation to/from work
  • College and career readiness programming
  • Financial education, budgeting, coaching and cash flow management
  • Pathways to help out-of-school and unemployed young adults connect to the workforce
  • Workforce training for near-homeless youth, homeless veterans
  • Adult basic education, literacy and GED instruction
  • Vocational training
Strong Local Economies: Grow local economies through small business and entrepreneurial development and job creation by supporting training, technical assistance, education and microfinance.
  • Technical assistance, and training for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Microlending
  • Education, asset and credit building, peer support and network development