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Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Welcome to the Department of Commerce's Center for Faith and Opportunity Partnerships, one of the 13 federal agency offices under the White House Office of Faith and Opportunity Partnerships. We work to promote impactful partnerships between businesses and community- and faith-based organizations focused on job creation and economic growth.

The Center also aims to provide resources, information, and training opportunities – offered through our 12 bureaus – to the community- and faith-based organizations. This includes community-specific data, entrepreneurship training, business development opportunities, access to innovation centers, technical assistance, and community development grant opportunities, among other things.

The Center does not make funding decisions, which are made through procedures established by each departmental grant program – typically involving a competitive process. All applicants compete on an equal basis for department funds.

Contact Information:

  • Andres Chong-Qui Torres, Director of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
    Telephone: 202-482-8030

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