HEART Program Documents

Welcome to the HEART Program resource page.  On this page you’ll find all the information and documents you need to administer your HEART grant.

  • Grant Information Documents

    Below you will find links to the HEART Program Guidelines and sample grant agreements for TSAHC and Enterprise Community Partners.  Please refer to these documents for specific information on eligible grant activities.

    HEART Program Guidelines - phase I
    Heart Program Guidelines - Phase II
    TSAHC Grant Agreement
    Enterprise Community Partners Grant Documents

  • Report Documents

    July/August 2018 Grantees: The final report is due on August 1, 2019.  Quarterly reports are due on October 1, 2018; January 1, 2019; and April 1, 2019.

    Additionally, all households whose photos or stories are included in the reports must have provided a signed release form.  If your organization does not already have a release form, please use the release form provided below.

    Application and Report Portal
    Testimonial and Photo Release Form

  • Income Documents

    HEART grants may only be used to serve households earning at or below 80% of the area median family income.  TSAHC and Enterprise Community Partners use the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 income limits to determine income eligibility for the HEART program. Please use the 2018 income limits for the duration of your grant term.

    To review the 2018 income limits for your county or counties, visit: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html

    Below you will find the HEART income guidelines and a sample income certification form.  You are not required to use this income certification form if you already use a form that collects the same information.  Please note that organizations receiving grants for critical home repairs must submit signed certification forms for all households assisted as part of their final report.

    HEART Program Income Guidelines
    HEART Sample Income Certification Form

  • HEART Technical Assistance Webinars

    We're pleased to present the following technical assistance webinars this fall. The first webinar on grant management and reporting  is mandatory, and grantees are encouraged to sign up for any other webinars that meet your specific technical assistance needs.

    Current Webinars

    Home Buyer/Financial Education
    May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    This webinar will provide an overview of homebuyer education resources including information on training for homebuyer education providers.

    Fundraising with Social Media, Part I
    May 29, 2019 at 10:00am

    ​“Fundraising with Social Media 101”​ will cover the basics of fundraising with social media, including: the role of social media as part of a fundraising and communications strategy, the vocabulary of online fundraising, the basic infrastructure a nonprofit needs to succeed in fundraising online, how to involve staff/board/volunteers as champions, and tips and tools to set and achieve goals.

    Fundraising with Social Media, Part II
    June 12, 2019 at 10:00am

    “Fundraising with Social Media 201”​ will deliver a deeper examination of the pros and cons of fundraising on the most commonly used social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat), how to message across platforms, common issues and how to deal with them, and an overview of how to run a crowdfunding campaign. Participation in the Part I webinar is encouraged but not required.

    Passive Habitability & Emergency Preparedness:
    June 26, 2019 at 10:00am

    This webinar will provide an introduction to the concept of “passive habitability,” or how building components and ways of operating them can help households survive during an extended outage of municipal energy, water or gas systems after a natural disaster.

    Developing a Culture of Philanthropy Within Your Organization
    July 10, 2019 at 10:00am

    This webinar will provide specific insights into building a culture of philanthropy within your organization where everyone, from staff to volunteers, have and understand his/her specific role in the cultivation and stewardship of donors.

    The Secret to Raising More Money: The Importance of Stewardship
    July 24, 2019 at 10:00am

    This webinar will outline important aspects to help you become a better steward of your donors. The webinar will cover the following: 

    • The meaning of stewardship
    • The cost for not stewarding your donors
    • Understanding metrics to measure stewardship
    • Who is responsible
    • How to build greater connections
    • Creating a donor stewardship program



    Income Certification, Part II
    August 7, 2019 at 10:00am

    This webinar will go into detail about the income certification process. Participants are encouraged to review the November 28, 2018 Part I webinar.

    Previous Webinars

    September 19, 2018 - MANDATORY
    You received funding, now what? How to manage your grant and submit timely reports.

    October 10, 2018: Managing Federal Funds  
    Are you ready to manage federal funds? An overview of policies and procedures a nonprofit should have in place before applying for federal funds

    October 24, 2018: Volunteer Management
    Lessons learned from home repair nonprofits after Hurricane Katrina

    November 7, 2018: Ready to Respond
    How to prepare staff to handle emergencies and ensure residents are safe

    November 28, 2018: Income Certification
    A comprehensive overview of the income certification process 

  • Other Resources and Webinars

    Upcoming Webinars:

    Hurricane Season 2020 | Keep Safe Homes Webinar: Mitigate Mold and Health Related Hazards and Restore Your Flooded Home  (webinar hosted by Enterprise Community Partners)

    June 1, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. (CST)

    Register Here