Non-entitlement units of local government are the only eligible recipients of Virginia CDBG funding, but these local governments may contract with Planning District Commissions, nonprofit organizations and other competent entities to undertake project activities.
Competitive grants are awarded following the competitive review of all applicable applications. The deadline for submission of competitive grant applications to DHCD is March 29, 2019. Applications review will occur in April and May of 2019. Announcement of competitive grant offers is anticipated in September 2019.
In order to provide more targeted technical assistance to potential applicants for CDBG funding, DHCD strongly encourages all prospective competitive applicants to complete and submit a pre-application prior to completing a full CDBG applications. DHCD staff will accept, review and provide feedback on pre-applications received between Jan. 1-31, 2019.
To help ensure that the strongest possible competitive application is submitted, localities are encouraged to apply for a planning grant prior to submitting a construction application.