DHCD Events


2015 PAAO Grant Management Workshop

August 11-13, 2015

Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina
700 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, Virginia 23669

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development invites you to the 2015 Program Administration and Assistance Office (PAAO) Grant Management Workshop. This year’s workshop features keynote speaker Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. The workshop is packed full of more than 25 amazing sessions that include four tracks focusing on different types of expertise and work scope. Hear about success stories from different communities and network with other professionals from across Virginia.

Who should attend?

The PAAO Grant Management Workshop is required for all persons responsible for the implementation of CDBG and IPR projects.  This would include CDBG grant managers, IPR regional administrators and CDBG and IPR rehabilitation specialists. IPR local partners and NSP grantees are also encouraged to attend.

Registration Fee: 

  • $200 Early Bird Registration (Register now through July 22)
  • $225 Registration (July 23-July 31)
  • $250 Late Registrations (After July 31)
  • $50 Guest Ticket (Includes breakfast, lunch and the networking reception)

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be made via email to Elizabeth Boehringer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than July 31 to receive a refund. Verbal changes cannot be accepted. After July 31, an alternative person from your organization may register at no extra charge, however, no refund will be made.



Virginia Main Street 2016 Designation How-to-Apply Workshops

DHCD will be accepting up to three new designated Virginia Main Street Communities into this successful Virginia Main Street program in 2016. The communities must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered.  In addition to becoming part of the internationally-renowned National Main Street Center, a designated Virginia Main Street Community receives an array of intensive assistance designed to advance its local revitalization efforts. Customized design assistance, access to state and national specialists, training on key downtown issues and ongoing marketing and promotions support are among the range of services provided to Virginia Main Street communities.
Three how-to-apply workshops will be conducted for communities interested in completing the Main Street designation application. Virginia Main Street staff will provide detailed review of the application process and assist with participant questions.  Attendance is highly recommended, though not required, for application for Virginia Main Street designation. Applications will be due Nov. 2, 2015.

The deadline for registering for a workshop is Friday, July 10.

The workshops will be held on:

Tuesday, July 14
3-5 p.m.
Miller Center
301 Grove Avenue,  
Room 304
Lynchburg, VA

Monday, July 20
1-3 p.m.
Wytheville Meeting Center
333 Community Boulevard
Wytheville, VA

 Thursday, July 23
10 a.m.-noon
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
12th Floor Conference Room South
Richmond, VA

The deadline for registering for a workshop is Friday, July 10.



2016 Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) How-to-Apply Workshops

$2 million in IRF program funding is available to local governments to help rehabilitate derelict commercial and industrial structures

The IRF program provides funding of up to $600,000 for construction projects aligned with local and regional economic development strategies. Towns, counties or cities can apply for the funding, however, special consideration will be given to distressed communities. Each IRF grant/loan will require a one-to-one match from public or private funds. Eligible properties include any large-scale, non-residential structure.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will be conducting three how-to-apply workshops for the Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) program during the month of July. During these sessions, DHCD staff will offer a review of the program design, funding availability, the application process and additional information.
Applications are due Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Location Date Time
Lynchburg Tuesday, July 14 1-3 p.m.
Abingdon Tuesday, July 21 1-3 p.m.
Norfolk Tuesday, July 28 1-3 p.m.


For more information about the program, contact Joy Rumley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (276) 676-5471 ext. 7 or visit www.dhcd.virginia.gov.


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