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Community Economic Development
Providing support to Community Development Corporations  that focus on creating employment and business development opportunities for low-income individuals, families, and communities. CED grantees collaborate on community efforts to sustain local workforce and economic growth.  Read More
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Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals
These projects address the economic self-sufficiency needs of low-income individuals and families in distressed communities by awarding funds to nonprofit organizations to create employment and business development opportunities.  Read More
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Rural Community Development
Assisting low-income communities across the country to develop, preserve, improve, expand, or operate affordable, safe water and waste water treatment facilities through training and technical assistance grants. RCD grantees often serve a wide geographic area, but offer an array of services that directly respond to the local needs of rural communities.  Read More
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  • Community Economic Development
  • Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals
  • Rural Community Development

OCS Community Development

Welcome to OCS Community Development

  • Here you will find tools, resources, and other information related to the Community Economic Development (CED), Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI), and Rural Community Development (RCD) programs.  Visit OCS Community Development to learn how to manage and administer your grant, obtain best practices for creating jobs and revitalizing communities, locate a grantee near you, and find your federal points of contact.

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News and Announcements

Register Now: 2014 Webinar Series for Prospective CED Applicants!

This webinar series will provide prospective CED applicants with information and guidance on the CED Program, information about partnerships and resources to support CED projects, and details about the 2014 CED and CED-HFFI grant competition!

For more information and to register, visit the 2014 Webinar Series for Prospective CED Applicants page.

 

2014 CED Grantee Conference!

Thank you to everyone who attended the CED Grantee Conference March 18 – 20, 2014.

Conference materials are now available on the Conference Materials page.

For any questions or feedback regarding the conference please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2014 HHS Poverty Guidelines Now Available!

The 2014 HHS Poverty Guidelines are now available and will be helpful to Community Economic Development (CED) and Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) grantees to determine income eligibility for their programs. View the 2014 HHS Poverty Guidelines.

2013 New Grantee Orientation Webinar Series!

This webinar series will provide 2013 grantees with information and guidance on getting started with their CED grants, implementing their grants, data collection and reporting requirements, using Grant Solutions, and a variety of other topics! To Register and for detailed information on each webinar, please visit the 2013 New CED Grantee Orientation Webinar Series page.

 

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The 2014 CED Grantee Conference will be held March 18 – 20, 2014 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

For more information about Registration, Hotel and Lodging, Agenda, and more, visit the 2014 CED Grantee Conference page.

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Congratulations on receiving a Community Economic Development (CED) or Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) grant from the Office of Community Services (OCS)!  There are numerous tools and resources available to you as you kick-off your grants. To find resources, please visit our Resource Library.

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Getting help is easy.  If you have a question about your grant, go to  Contacts to find your assigned OCS Program Specialist, OGM Grants Management Specialist, or DPM Accountant.

Note sure what you are looking for? Then check out the wide array of resources and tools in the Resource Library.

Grantee Spotlight

Hacienda Community Development Corporation
Portland, OR

With their 2012 CED grant, Hacienda Community Development Corporation developed the Portland Mercado, a cooperative market rich with diverse Latino food vendors, which also provides opportunities for investment and economic growth within the greater Portland Latino community. 

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Upcoming Events

4.24.2014 - Community Economic Development Overview Webinar Register Now!

05.01.2014 - Partnerships for CED ProjectsWebinar Register Now!

05.08.2014 - Resources for CED Projects Webinar Register Now!

TBD - 2014 CED and CED-HFFI Funding Opportunity Announcements Webinar Register Now!