WHDC Updates

WHDC to Hold Pre-Grant Meeting on March 25

March 13, 2014

West Harlem Development Corporation will hold a Pre-Grant Meeting on Tuesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at P.S. 129’s auditorium, 425 W. 130th St.

This meeting will detail the pre-grant application process, our Collective Impact strategy and community development goals. We will also discuss expectations and the importance of the use of measurable outcomes that demonstrate your programs will serve and have a transformative impact on the lives of Community District 9 residents.

WHDC took a survey at a community meeting in December 2013, and the results showed the community’s desire for better-quality education for children, more affordable housing options/retention, improved health and community facilities and effective workforce and economic development. We have listened to the community’s desires and have defined Sustainable Community Development Goals in these four areas and will grant funding to programs that best move us towards reaching them.  Reaching these goals will help all of us to fulfill our mission of promoting increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem community for all Community District 9 residents.

Please note: WHDC grantees who received their awards in October are not eligible to apply in this cycle.

Please R.S.V.P. to mnaanes@westharlemdc.org by March 21. Please click here to learn more about the Sustainable Community Development Goals and see below for important dates in this grant cycle:

  • Tuesday, April 2:   Pre-grant application released
  • Friday, April 18:    Pre-grant application deadline
  • Mid May:               Grant application invitations to selected organizations
  • Monday, June 9:   Grant application deadline
  • Late July:              Grant awards announced