Neighborhood Economic Development Grant

Every year the City of Pittsburgh receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Program (CDBG). The these funds are distributed by the City as Neighborhood Economic Development Grants (NED), used by nonprofits doing economic development activities in CDBG eligible neighborhoods.

NED applications are accepted once per calendar year. Although the program's name has changed, the Advisory Committee on Community-Based Organizations (ACCBO) still reviews the funding requests for the NED program. 

Sign up for updates on the Neighborhood Economic Development Grants at https://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/cdbg-signup. Everyone on our email list will be notified when the next grant application cycle begins.

NED funds can be used for activities including but not limited to:

  • Acquisition and Disposition of Real Estate
  • Rehab of Commercial Building(s)
  • Development of Affordable Housing
  • Project Management of Housing Rehab
  • Predevelopment Costs for Housing Rehab
  • Neighborhood Planning That Leads To The Selection Of Development Sites
  • Small Business Technical Assistance
  • Eviction Prevention and Renter Counseling
  • Capacity Building

To qualify for a NED grant, an organization must meet the following requirements: 

  • Have a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status 
  • Operate in a CDBG-eligible City of Pittsburgh neighborhood and serve primarily low-moderate income residents; 
  • Have sufficient capacity to supervise staff and raise other funding 
  • Qualified applicants must be available to make a presentation on their proposed project
  • NED funded organizations must actively market URA and City programs and home improvement programs
  • In addition, NED funded communities must actively work with the Finance Department in marketing of City owned buildings

For more information, contact: community.development@pittsburghpa.gov.


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