American Rescue Plan Act Resources to Support Community Infrastructure Improvements Across New Hampshire
CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is launching the final round of funding from the Community Center Investment Program to provide American Rescue Plan Act resources to nonprofits and municipalities to improve community spaces across the state. CDFA is coordinating with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) to administer the competitive program to rehabilitate, expand, or build community centers in New Hampshire.
The Community Center Investment Program is an opportunity to make deeper impacts within New Hampshire communities through one-time, strategic investments in community-based infrastructure. Eligible applicants for the competitive program include New Hampshire nonprofits and municipalities. Applications will be due by November 30, 2023.
First Round Community Center Investment Application Webinar & Materials
CDFA will be making minor modifications to program materials, however, those interested in gaining an understanding of the program priorities and requirements should reference the following first round materials
All recorded CDFA program workshops can be found on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/nhcdfa.
Access Technical Assistance, Grant Writing and Project Development Assistance
In an effort to increase access to these resources, CDFA is offering the following opportunities to qualifying organizations with significant need for support leading up to the Community Center Investment Program application deadline:
- Grant Writing and Project Development Assistance: CDFA will provide qualifying applicants with financial resources to receive assistance from a professional consultant to provide project development guidance and/or develop a strong and viable grant application while building enduring grant-writing knowledge and capacity. Applications for grant writing and project development support may be submitted beginning September 15, 2023 and will be accepted until available funds have been expended. Program Summary / Application
- Pre-Application Meetings: CDFA will be offering final round applicants technical assistance, guidance on program objectives, and instruction on how to successfully complete an application through pre-application meetings starting October 9, 2023. Details on how to schedule a meeting will be forthcoming.
Sign-up for Program Webinars
CDFA will host a series of virtual webinars for organizations interested in learning more about the Community Center Investment Program and how to apply for these resources available to New Hampshire nonprofits and municipalities. Interested nonprofits and communities are encouraged to sign up for the Community Center Investment Webinars on October 17 (register here) and October 19 (register here).
Contact: Rebecca Boisvert (email@example.com), Director of Community Development, CDFA
About the Community Development Finance Authority
The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is a statewide nonprofit public authority focused on maximizing the value and impact of community development, economic development and clean energy initiatives throughout New Hampshire. The organization leverages a variety of financial and technical resources, including the competitive deployment of grant, loan and equity programs. Those resources include New Hampshire state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources and the CDFA Clean Energy Fund.
CDFA’s resources increase access to affordable childcare, help strengthen Main Streets, create healthy and safe affordable housing, increase energy efficiency, improve public facilities, and create new jobs. In the past few years, CDFA has also supported nonprofits, municipalities, businesses and microenterprises through the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying additional federal resources into New Hampshire communities.
For more information about CDFA and its programs visit www.nhcdfa.org or call 603-226-2170.