CDFA has launched the Community Center Investment Program. New Hampshire nonprofits and municipalities interested in accessing these resources are encouraged to review the available program guidance, including the March 23 webinar recording, presentation, as well as the application and program guide (links below). Those organizations meeting the readiness criteria for pursuing an application in the first round of funding are also encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting with CDFA staff (instructions below).
The Community Center Investment Program application is now available on CDFA’s Grants Management System (GMS). To begin your application visit https://nhcdfagrants.org/. The deadline to submit your final application is Friday, April 21, 2023 by 4:00 PM.
Community Center Investment Application Webinar & Materials
The webinar includes an overview of the Community Center Investment Program, eligible applicants and activities, threshold and readiness requirements, an overview of the application, evaluation criteria, key dates and next steps for New Hampshire nonprofits and municipalities interested in applying for these resources.
All recorded CDFA program workshops can be found on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/nhcdfa.
Organizations that meet the readiness criteria and are interested in pursuing a Community Center Investment Program application due April 21, 2023 should consider scheduling a pre-application meeting with CDFA staff. These meetings are a great opportunity for us to learn more about your project, answer any questions you may have about the program or application, as well as provide guidance specific to your project.
Instructions on how to schedule a pre-application meeting can be found below. We will be scheduling meetings from Tuesday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 12, 2023. If you experience any difficulties scheduling an appointment, please let us know.
Due to the significant interest in this program, we are requesting organizations that are not ready to apply in April reach out via CDFA’s Schedule a Meeting function on our website. We appreciate your patience as we will need to prioritize those applying in the current round and will follow-up with an opportunity for a technical assistance session in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we encourage you to review our program guidance, as well as our CDFA Resources & Funding Your Community Project Webinar (Webinar Presentation / Webinar Recording).
How to Schedule a Community Center Investment Program Pre-application Meeting
- Select one individual from your organization/project team to schedule the appointment as we can only accommodate one meeting per organization.
- Visit this link to schedule your pre-application meeting.
- Select “Pre-application Meeting: Community Center Investment Program.”
- Select the date and time that works best for you and any colleagues that you may want to join you for the meeting.
- Enter your contact information (name, email, phone number), organization, and the names and email addresses of any additional meeting participants. You can also enter specific questions or topics you would like to discuss in the notes box.
- Hit the “Book” button at the bottom of the page. You will receive a meeting notification in your email shortly.
- Send the meeting notification / calendar invitation to all those within your organization that you would like to participate.
About the New Hampshire Community Center Investment Program
CDFA is the administrator of the New Hampshire Community Center Investment Program which will provide resources to nonprofits and municipalities to improve community spaces across the state. This investment of federal American Rescue Plan Act resources is an opportunity to make deeper impacts within New Hampshire communities with one-time, strategic investments in critical infrastructure.
The Community Center Investment Program aligns with CDFA’s mission to annually invest state and federal resources to support meaningful community economic development projects across New Hampshire. 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 CARES Act resources into New Hampshire communities.
Those interested in learning more about the Community Center Investment Program, and other CDFA resources, can sign up to receive updates by visiting https://nhcdfa.org/signup/.