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Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing




September 12, 2023



November 13, 2023





Award Floor:



Match Required?





Entity Types:

Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status)

Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations having 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS identified in Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Public Law103-120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as amended, and the FY 2022 and FY2023Appropriations. Specifically, these three organizations are: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (formerly The Enterprise Foundation), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Habitat for Humanity International. Specifically, the only applicants eligible for this competition are the three organizations located at the following addresses:Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 70 Corporate Center 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700 Columbia, MD 21044 Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) 501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10018 Habitat for Humanity International 121 Habitat Street Americus, GA 31709Affiliates and local offices of these organizations and their community partners are not eligible to compete either directly or independently for Section 4 funds under this notice but may seek funding from the above organizations. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.




Source Type:


Purpose. Through funding of national intermediaries, the Section 4 Capacity Building program (Section 4) enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons.Eligible Activities and Priorities. Funds may only be used to conduct the following activities:1. Training, education, support, and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of CDCs and CHDOs. This may include building the capacity of CDCs and CHDOs to: Participate in consolidated planning, fair housing planning and Continuum of Care homeless assistance efforts that help ensure community-wide participation in assessing area needs;Navigate the increased housing and community development resources provided by the Federal Government and assist in directing Federal investments to underserved communities;Consult broadly within the community;Cooperatively plan for the use of available resources in a comprehensive and holistic manner; andAssist in evaluating performance under these community planning and coordination efforts and in linking plans with neighboring communities to foster regional planning. 2. Pass-through grants, loans, predevelopment assistance, or other financial assistance to CDCs and CHDOs to increase their capacity to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income or low- and moderate-income families and persons.3. Such other activities as may be determined by the grantees in consultation with the Secretary or his or her designee.

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