Neighborhood Transformation Grants 2023 Cycle

Empowering communities to implement community-driven development!


The Community Driven Development Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) from the Community Development Administration is seeking project proposals in Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) in the city. Non-profit organizations - especially Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and neighborhood associations - are encouraged to submit a wide range of proposals like gardens and parks on vacant land, construction projects, hiring staff, back office support, minor to medium home renovations, home repairs, and more.

The $19,750,000 of grant funding comes from State & Local Fiscal Relief Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan.

Issuance: TBA in March 2023
Proposal due date: TBA

The $19,750,000 of grant funding comes from State & Local Fiscal Relief Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan. The CDA is prioritizing four categories of potential projects:

  • Housing Production: $6,750,000
  • Home Repair: $5,000,000
  • Proactive Development: $3,500,000
  • Neighborhood Beautification & Capacity Building: $4,500,000

Grant categories are guided by the City’s 2022 Economic Justice Action Plan’s three strategic pillars: economic empowerment, equitable & inclusive development, and neighborhood transformation. 



Eligible Uses

  • Housing Production: Rehabilitation of vacant properties and new construction of for-sale affordable housing with affordability period of 5 years for residents at or below 80% Area Median Income(AMI). And for affordable rental housing with affordability period of 20 years for residents at or below 50% AMI.
  • Home Repair: Organizations who have capacity partner with CDA to provide Minor Home Repairs (including minor carpentry, electrical and plumbing, safety and security installations, energy and weatherization services) and ADA accessibility.
  • Proactive Development: Organizations who have capacity to do Predevelopment and Environmental Remediation (such as lead, asbestos, and Phase I and/or  Phase II environmental remediation) For eligible purpose(s) such as meet a community need and presumed eligible non-profits serving QCTs, childcare services, food services, health services, or other project which  require substantial community support (i.e. petition, letters, etc.).
  • Neighborhood Beautification & Capacity Building: Beautification/ Maintenance of Vacant Lots (see vacancy tool kit), Operating Support Grants, Technical Assistance (including back office support)

Eligible Respondents and Geography

All activities proposed for funding must be in Qualified Census Tracts.

Respondents focused on the same geography are encouraged to submit joint applications in order to present a comprehensive community driven development plan for the target geography. The application must identify a lead respondent, who will serve as the fiscal agent for the program. Lead respondents must demonstrate that they have the experience, qualifications and financial capacity to implement the proposed priorities. Lead respondents must also be Non-Profit Institutions engaged in development work. Such as Neighborhood Associations, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), CDA Certified Community- Based Development Organizations (CBDO), and other non-profits engaged in development activities. (Private partners (i.e. non-profits, contractors, suppliers, property management company) may be included in the lead respondent’s application as co-respondents, and if selected, the lead respondent may enter into contracts with private partners named in the application without going through a further selection/procurement process.)


Evaluation Process & Criteria

Applications will be evaluated, scored, and selected based upon organization information, background, and capability; organization key personnel; addressing services; budget; risk assessment; ability of the organization to meet statutory, regulatory, or ordinance requirements; specialized experience, qualifications and technical competence of the organization, its principals, project manager and key staff; ability of the organization to provide innovative solutions; approach to the priority(ies) and any unusual problems anticipated; the capacity and capability of the organization to perform the work within the time and funding limitations; past record and performance of the organization with respect to schedule compliance, cost control, and quality of work; proximity of the organization to the City; availability of financial and operating resources as required to complete the work; M/WBE participation; and other criteria as may be developed by the Community Development Administration in the evaluation of applications.


A link to the Community Driven Development NOFA, which contains application instructions, will be here when it is in posted. 


No fees.

What to Expect

A link to the Community Driven Development NOFA, which contains application instructions, will be here when it is in posted. 


Award Neighborhood Distribution Map

2023 CDA NOFA Award Amounts by Neighborhood
Map showing sum of all funds awarded in 2023 CDA NOFAs, HUD and NTG (ARPA).

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