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
Funding totaling $2.75 million is allocated for 2013 fund programs. Applications are accepted on an open basis from Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2013 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.
Please contact DHCD prior to submission of any request for assistance.