Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010
CFDA number: 
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(202) 606-3619

The Nonprofit Capacity Building Program (NCBP), a new program authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, will increase the capacity of a small number of intermediary grantees to work with small and midsize nonprofits in communities facing resource hardship challenges to develop and implement performance management systems.

Grantees will provide recipients with organizational development assistance to establish procedures for measuring progress and improving performance towards intended outcomes leading to community impact.

The Corporation expects that organizations funded will focus on implementing an organizational development assistance program that emphasizes the development and implementation of performance management systems that enable nonprofit recipients to measure their progress and improve their performance toward intended outcomes. The desired organizational performance management systems may also seek to align organizational goals and services with performance plans of staff and volunteers and be used to measure and reward performance toward specific outcomes. The applicant may also provide assistance in additional areas of best practices in nonprofit management tailored to the specific needs of individual nonprofit recipients.

Awards will be made to eligible intermediary nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis. For the purposes of this competition, the term nonprofit means an organization described in section 501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) or in paragraph (1) or (2) of section 170 of the IRS code of 1986.

Funding Available

In Fiscal Year 2010, there is $1 million available for the Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. The Corporation expects to award 1-5 grants ranging from approximately $200,000 to $1,000,000 under this Notice. We anticipate announcing the results of this competition by the end of September, 2010.


Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on May 18, 2010. Applications must arrive at the Corporation by the deadline in order to be considered.

Letters of Intent to Apply

If you intend to apply, please send an email to by April 27, 2010.

To Apply

Applicants must apply using eGrants, the Corporation’s web-based application system.

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