Neighborhood Economic Development (formerly ACCBO)

2021 Neighborhood Economic Development Grant is now OPEN! 

The City of Pittsburgh has opened applications for the Neighborhood Economic Development (NED) grant. These grants are funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 


Go to the Grant Opportunities page for information on the application process.


Email community.development@pittsburghpa.gov for more informaiton and if you would like to be added to an email list to be notified for these grant opportunities.


The Neighborhood Economic Development (NED) program (renamed from ACCBO program) provides grants for community organizations doing economic development activities in CDBG eligible neighborhoods. Although the program's name has changed, the Advisory Committee on Community-Based Organizations still reviews the funding requests for the NED program. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's CDBG program and administered by Community Development in the Office of Management and Budget.


See below for organization requirements for NED: 

  • 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.