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DCCDC is focused on working with policy makers, philanthropists, and corporations to direct resources toward communities experiencing economic injustice. Stay tuned as we work to serve you better.


The W8CIF, is a black led place-based funding opportunity offering “grants-secured loans” to Ward 8 resident-entrepreneurs, and small businesses. 

Grant secured loans are a new generation of anti-racist financial product developed by and for black entrepreneurs in partnership with elected officials, DSLBD, and a small business focused CDFI.


The application deadline has now passed for this opportunity. Awardees will be announced on Friday, September 16, 2022.

For details on the Ward 8 Community Investment Fund's Grant-Secured Loan program please review the Information Packet HERE

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Attend our virtual workshop with DCCDC to review the application, requirements, and ask questions.


Thursday, September 1st 2022

6:30PM - 7:00PM

RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

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