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Addressing Rural and Tribal Data Gaps Grant

Grants and In-Kind Services to USA CDCs and CHDOs to Support
Data Collection and Analysis that Will Improve Housing Stability

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Funding Source:

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Enterprise Community Partners

Deadline Date:

09/06/19 11:59 PM EDT (8:59 PM PDT)


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Grants of up to $60,000 and in-kind services to USA community development corporations, community housing development organizations, and housing-related organizations serving Native Americans to support data collection and analysis that will lead to a better understanding of community needs, new program designs, and evaluations of programs related to housing stability. The goal of this grant program is to help resolve some of the challenges of using data to expand housing stability for low-income people and other vulnerable populations in rural and tribal communities.

Projects or programs that expand housing stability may include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinated efforts to assess local housing needs
  • Cross-partnerships to reduce homelessness
  • Administering surveys to measure the impact of affordable homes
  • Conducting analyses to solve affordability concerns
  • Developing needs assessments to mitigate overcrowded or unsafe conditions
  • Creating and using maps to close equity gaps

Through this grant opportunity, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) will provide federal grant funds as well as technical support to community development corporation (CDC) and certified community housing development organization (CHDOs) that are supporting the collection and/or analysis of data (primary or secondary) to better understand community needs, design programs, and evaluate successes of programs or projects that improve housing stability for low-income and other vulnerable populations. For the purposes of this grant, data may include qualitative, numeric, or other forms, such as interviews, participant stories, surveys, images, maps, non-public datasets, and other forms. Data may be collected by organizations (primary data) and/or exist in already collected forms (secondary data). 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186646

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The Addressing Rural and Tribal Data Gaps Grant will provide the following resources to selected participating rural and/or tribal organizations:

- Up to $60,000 in grant funds over a 12-month period of performance to CDCs and CHDOs serving rural and/or tribal populations, that are interested in or working to overcome challenges of data availability, reliability or sufficiency;
- One-on-one monthly technical support conference calls to receive direct technical assistance and guidance to carry out data collection and/or analyses work plans during the grant period. Technical assistance will be provided by Enterprise’s Knowledge, Impact, & Strategy team, which focuses on topics of research, analysis, evaluation, and impact assessment in affordable housing and community development.
- Contribute to best practices through sharing grantees’ work in an online format following the conclusion of the period of performance

Term of Contract:

The Addressing Rural and Tribal Data Gaps Grant will extend for a period of 12 months and will begin
on the first of the month following the execution of the grant agreement (Enterprise and the Grantee).


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

General federal grant requirements apply to all organizational applicants (see Appendices A to H). In addition, all eligible applicants must:

1. Be a community development corporation (CDC) or certified community housing development organization (CHDOs). Other eligible organizations, determined by Enterprise, may include organizations serving Native American Populations with a defined mission that includes affordable housing such as Tribes, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) or Tribal Housing Authorities (THAs).
2. Have a physical presence in or primarily serve individuals located in Section 4-designated rural communities, as well as Indian reservations, or tribal trust lands; and/or primarily serve members of Native American populations.
3. Proposed community development projects or programs for which grantees are collecting and/or analyzing data must address the needs of families and persons of low income as required under the Section 4 program (80% Average Median Income or lower). Low-income families are defined as a single person who may be elderly, displaced, disabled, near elderly, or any other single person OR a group of persons residing together or households (any persons occupying a housing unit).

Pre-Application Information:

The application will be available on the Enterprise website on Thursday, August 1, 2019. All proposals must be received by Enterprise no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT (8:59 p.m. PDT) on September 6, 2019. No late proposals will be accepted.

Applicants may submit questions related to the Request for Proposals through September 6, 2019. Questions should be submitted via email to Enterprise’s RFP mailbox.

Applicants must complete an online application, which includes an application form and the submission
of required documents, including a proposal narrative and a proposed project budget.

Funding award announcements will be made to applicants through email by Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions related to this Request for Proposals should be directed to the Enterprise RFP Mailbox at:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming