The Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides funding to local government’s to address critical community development needs, including housing, infrastructure, and economic development. The goal of the CDBG Program is to improve the economic, social, and physical environments in communities through implementation of activities which primarily benefit low- and moderate income persons, prevent or eliminate slums and blighting conditions, or meet urgent needs which threaten the welfare of citizens. Virginia’s CDBG Program is administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) with funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG Community Improvement Grant (CIG) application cycle is now open for non-entitlement localities, which are those localities not receiving CDBG assistance directly from HUD. Applications are due April 1, 2021.
Virginia’s CDBG Program also has other Open Submission Funds for planning and implementation projects that are available beginning on April 1.