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Funding Opportunities

Strategic Community Development Fund (SCIF) (CLOSED)

SCIF Application Workshop Presentation

The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers Federal and City funds for programs that carry out its mission and while many programs are carried out through HCD directly, others are contracted out to eligible organizations on a competitive basis. The Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) provides an opportunity for organizations and agencies to submit competitive applications. The funds available on a competitive basis are awarded to eligible nonprofit, faith-based, and other organizations to implement community and economic development programs. The funds through this process are primarily available for programs that benefit Memphis’s low- and moderate-income persons.

HCD will start accepting applications for SCIF at 8:00 a.m. on December 5, 2022, and will close on February 3, 2023, at 4 p.m. Programs available for competitive grant application submissions for FY23 will include the following programs:

HCD will host a pre-application workshop on Monday, December 5th at 1 p.m. that will take place at the Benjamin Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111. All potential applicants are encouraged to attend.

Note for previous awardees: Spent down funds from prior fiscal years will be considered during the FY24 review process.

Click here to download SCIF’s General Matrix of Required Documents

Community Programs (CLOSED)

The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) provides grant opportunities to support community-based programs carried out by nonprofit organizations in the City of Memphis.

Available Programs:

Housing and Commercial Development (OPEN)

Real Estate Program Application Workshop Presentation

Real Estate Program Workshop Recording

Programs available:

Note to Applicants: Please submit the completed application with all required attachments and the submission checklist to the City of Memphis via your preferred secured link (for example, DropBox) to This applies to all the programs described above with the exception of the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund Round

COVID-19 Relief Grants