Enterprise Community Partners’ (Enterprise) mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate- income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise recognizes that for housing to be a springboard to a life full of opportunity, it must be connected to the essential building blocks for success, including transportation, employment, supportive services, recreation opportunities and food and retail services that support a healthy lifestyle.
Enterprise began working in the Gulf Coast shortly after the 2005 hurricanes and resulting flooding devastated the region. Enterprise has been working closely with the state and local government, banking community, and affordable housing developers to build the capacity of the community development industry to rebuild high quality energy-efficient housing in communities connected to opportunities for residents. To date, Enterprise has invested over $330 million to support the production of more than 9,700 affordable homes in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Due to the recent devastating flooding in southeast Louisiana, Enterprise is inviting 501(c)(3) organizations working to provide recovery and relief services to affected homeowners and renters and 501(c)(3) owners/operators of multifamily affordable housing affected by the flooding to submit a proposal for grants up to $25,000.
Grant funding is made available through a combination of private and federal resources and may support a variety of short or long term disaster recovery activities and expenses. Please note that Enterprise reserves the right to determine how grant funds will be disbursed. Based on the stated needs of the applicants, funds may be disbursed following a cost reimbursement schedule or may be advanced at the execution of the award. Cost reimbursement funding may be subject to federal requirements as described in the Federal Grant Award Requirements document.
Period of Performance & Eligible Uses of Funds
The period of performance for grant awards will be September 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Grantees must incur costs and perform activities within this timeframe.
Permitted uses of funds include, but are not limited to:
• Construction/repair/home-gutting supplies
• Staff costs for staff directly involved in these activities
• Direct resident assistance
• Organizational working capital
• Grants of up to $25,000 per organization.
• Applicants must be tax-exempt organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
• Organization must be working in one or more of the parishes included in the federally declared disaster areas.
• Proposed uses and proposed documentation / proof of expenditure to be furnished by applicant organization.
• Proposals serving areas with a significant number of displaced or affected residents.
• Groups serving vulnerable populations (supportive housing, seniors, etc.) in areas affected by flooding.
• Demonstrated organizational capacity and financial responsibility.
Any questions on the RFP process, eligible use of grant funds, selection process etc. can be directed to: Monica Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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