Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, one of the 13 federal agency offices under the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The Center works 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 Commerce’s 12 bureaus -- to community- and faith-based organizations. This includes community-specific data, entrepreneurship trainings, 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.