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Investing in Communities Conference

National Congress for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $5,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2003–December 31, 2003
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Community development corporations (CDCs) have proven themselves vital to the redevelopment of America’s inner cities and older suburbs. The National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED) supports CDCs through advocacy, research, special projects, technical assistance, fundraising and training. Funding will support the 33rd annual membership conference which will be held in Detroit to provide participants with technical assistance, public policy briefings and peer-to-peer exchanges. Conference objectives include conducting a number of technical assistance workshops for community and economic development professionals on the need to effectively run programs to reduce the burdens of poverty and improve the quality of life in distressed communities; providing information on important national trends and policies affecting community and economic development professionals; and offering a forum for peer-to-peer exchanges among development professionals.NCCED, a national trade association representing more than 3,600 CDCs, works in disinvested communities on issues such as housing renovation and construction, real estate development, industrial and small business development, capacity building, employment generation and other innovative programs to revitalize neighborhoods.