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Partnership Grant Program

"A lack of volunteers and resources make it challenging for organizations...to accomplish their mission. There is so much need in urban and rural communities and grants are a big help to these organizations.”

- Senator David Wyatt (D-12), Arkansas State Senate

Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards provide grants up to $12,000 that help promote and strengthen relationships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and FHLB Dallas members. The PGP also complements the development activities fostered by FHLB Dallas' Affordable Housing and Community Investment programs.

PGP Award Recipients Announced

In 2016, FHLB Dallas awarded $225,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds through 26 member institutions to assist 23 community-based organizations. Combined with the $96,200 contributed by FHLB Dallas members, a total of $321,200 was awarded to the organizations.

View the complete list of PGP Awards.

PGP Awards are Based on member Contributions

PGP awards are matched by the member's contribution to a CBO of $500 up to $4,000 at a 3:1 ratio. PGP grants are offered once a year through FHLB Dallas' member institutions via a lottery system.

Uses of PGP Funds

Partnership Grants may be used for the following purposes:

  •   Organizational Capacity-Building:
    • To offset operational and administrative expenses
    • Purchase or rent equipment or computer software
    • Hire staff and/or consultants
    • Secure technical assistance, training, or consulting
    • Sponsor special program-related events, meetings, or conferences
  •  Assistance in Applying for Grants and Other Funding Sources
    • To cover expenses in preparing applications for FHLB Dallas programs
    • Hire fundraising and/or grant-writing consultants

           

     

  • Research and studies:  
    • For marketing, feasibility and planning studies for economic development  and affordable housing projects
    • Environmental studies
    • Lead and asbestos testing
  • Contractual services:
    • Architectural, engineering, and survey fees (pre-development project costs)
    • Legal, accounting, and administrative costs (program operating expenses)

​Partnership Grant Program requirements include the following:

Applicants for a PGP award in this program must be FHLB Dallas members.             

Co-applicants are required to:         

  • Be community-based organizations (CBOs)

  • Have annual revenue of $550,000 or less

  • Be located within FHLB Dallas' five-state District

    • Arkansas

    • Louisiana

    • Mississippi

    • New Mexico

    • Texas

  • The CBO must have 501(c)(3) recognition by the IRS and be involved with affordable housing, community local development funds, or small business technical assistance providers.
  • Requests for a PGP award in this program may range from $1,500 to $12,000. The participating member must provide a cash-contribution of $500 to $4,000. The cash contributions will be matched at a 3:1 ratio. The maximum annual Bank grant per CBO is $24,000. The maximum lifetime grant available to the CBO is $36,000.
  • Each PGP award recipient in this program will be required to report specific information about how the PGP funds were used to help fulfill the organization's objectives. The report will discuss the effects of the funds on the ability of the CBO to fulfill its objectives.

​Partnership Grant Program Application Process

The Partnership Grant Program has concluded for 2017. Please sign up for community investment email notifications to receive information about program changes, announcements, and training opportunities for all of our various programs.

PGP Funds Awarded by Lottery

A PGP award is allocated through a lottery system. If a community-based organization (CBO) sends multiple applications from different member institutions, all of the applications from that CBO will be grouped together and counted as one for the lottery drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Resources

 

Call Community Investment at 800.362.2944.
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