The Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services

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Overview

Bolstering community and faith-based organizations in providing services to those in need.

Faith-based organizations offer the potential to be sources of housing assistance and community development for the State’s highest poverty areas. Created in 2015, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services builds upon Governor Cuomo’s commitment to support nonprofits and better serve communities across the State.

About The Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services

Grant Application Assistance

The Office assists faith-based organizations in applying for grants from state agencies.

Capacity Building

We provide informational resources for faith-based organizations to build their capacity in order to provide effective services, improve performance and increase sustainability.

Community Outreach

We're creating a network of faith-based organizations to better coordinate efforts, build coalitions and develop effective partnerships.

Creation of The Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services

Watch the announcement of the creation of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services, part of his 2015 Opportunity Agenda.

Resources

About Us

Meet members of The Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services.

NYS Grants Gateway

The Grant Opportunity Portal is online and available to the public, providing a one-stop shop for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.

How We Can Help (Resources)

Faith-based organizations offer the potential to be sources of housing assistance and community development for the State’s highest poverty areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my church, temple or synagogue receive state grants?

No, the state cannot give grants to religious institutions.

Does The Governor’s Office of Faith Based Community Development Services give out grants?

No, we are here as an information resource. Grants are administered through various state agencies.

Contact the Governor's Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services