Grant Funds Now Available for Ideas to Innovation Program

CDFA is now accepting applications for its Ideas to Innovation Program (“i2i”). This new grant opportunity will assist local nonprofits in developing new ideas, thinking and innovation in community and economic development efforts throughout New Hampshire. 

More specifically, CDFA seeks to provide resources for initiatives, public events and partnerships that:

  1. Recognize the value mutual relationships (e.g. interconnectedness) of various community systems (e.g. economic, social, environmental, public health, employment, and livability). 
  2. Generate actionable ideas and innovative thinking potentially leading to new and replicable policies, incentives, or financing models that advance and/or compliment multiple systems in New Hampshire communities.

The deadline to submit applications via CDFA’s online grants management system ( is February 24, 2017.

Additional information on eligible recipients, grant guidelines, the evaluation process and a sample application for the i2i Program can be found here.

For additional information on the i2i program, contact Meena Gyawali at 

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