The Vibrant Community Initiative (VCI) combines multiple funding sources to support local or regional comprehensive community-based projects including affordable housing and community and/or economic development components. Funding for VCI will include a portion of DHCD’s federal CDBG and HOME allocations. VCI funding will also include resources from the Virginia Housing Trust Fund and Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and may include other funding sources where appropriate.VCI is funded through a two-step application process with pre-applications submitted to DHCD each fall followed by an invitation only application, selected from the pre-applications, due the following winter.
Successful VCI applications leverage other federal, state, and local resources to make substantial community-wide impact. Please note these efforts must include affordable housing.