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WHDC Closes RFPs for Education, Affordable Housing and Workforce Development Initiatives

September 15, 2017

West Harlem Development Corporation announces the release of three RFPs to fund programs in the areas of affordable housing ($150,000 available for 2 to 6 grants), education ($878,000 available for 17 to 35 grants) and workforce and economic development ($300,000 available for 6 to 12 grants) that benefit West Harlem/Community District 9. Please note the important information below:

Key Dates:

RFP Release:  Friday, September 15, 2017

Deadline to Submit Proposal:  Monday, October 23, 2017 5:30pm EST

Notification of Awards:  By Friday, December 29, 2017

Grant seekers should go to the application portal to create a profile to access the RFP application. Once access is granted, a grant seeker will be able apply to one of the three RFPs. We advise all grant seekers to print out the RFP for your convenience before applying. You can do so by clicking the links below or through the portal once granted access. 




Please also review our grantmaking procedures before applying.

If you have any questions about the RFPs, please submit them via email to

If you need technical assistance regarding the portal, please email

West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “solutions through collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.

The grants will be made to only duly-qualified nonprofit organizations, and their duration will be one year. Successful applicants will have the option to apply for renewal grants on an annual basis depending on documented success and availability of funds to WHDC. Applicants are solely responsible for checking WHDC’s website for any and all updates regarding any and all grants from WHDC.