Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Innovation Fund

Program Contacts
Tamarah Holmes
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The Community Development Innovation Fund provides support to eligible localities for implementation of new, innovative and timely community development projects. There are four components to the fund:

  • Local Innovation Program – innovative small-scale pilot projects, such as Individual Development Account programs, entrepreneurship development or telecommunications projects
  • Self-Help Virginia Program – funding for water and sewer projects wherein community residents and stakeholders substantially participate in the construction activities
  • Supplemental Housing Rehabilitation Loan/Loss Reserve – established for supplemental housing rehabilitation loan programs under the Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation (IPR) and CDBG programs
  • Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation for Homes without Indoor Plumbing – for projects that address owner-occupied housing lacking in complete indoor plumbing facilities

Applications are accepted on an open basis from Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2015 or until all the funding has been allocated.


Units of local government in non-entitlement localities are the only eligible recipients of VCDBG funding. Localities may partner with planning district commissions, nonprofit organizations and other entities to undertake project activities.

To see a complete list of eligible localities, click here.

Program Resources

Program Highlights


Please contact DHCD prior to submission of any request for assistance.