Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Program Contacts
Tamarah Holmes
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The Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides funding to eligible units of local government for planning and implementing projects that address critical community development needs, including housing, infrastructure and economic development. The goal of the CDBG Program is to improve the economic and physical environment in Virginia’s communities through 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. 

Under this program, eligible localities may apply for Planning Grants for project development or Community Improvement Grants for project implementation. Click here for more information about available Planning Grants (link) or Community Improvement Grants (link).


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.

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