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.
There are six categories of Planning Grants. The first two categories are considered Pre-Project type Planning Grants:
- Community Organizing Planning Grants
- Community Needs Assessment/Economic Assessment Planning Grants
These projects are intended to be used in the earlier planning stages and typically would not be tied to preparation of a CDBG application.
The remaining four categories are Project Planning Grants, which, generally, are geared toward the development of a future application for CDBG funds:
- CDBG Project Planning Grants
- Business District Revitalization Planning Grants
- Regional Project Planning Grants
- Telecommunications Planning Grants
Applications are accepted on an open basis from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 or until all the funding has been allocated for the program year, whichever one comes first. Applications are due the 15th of each month. Applications submitted after the 15th will be held until the 15th of the following month. They must be submitted electronically through DHCD’s Centralized Application and Management System (CAMS).
Please contact DHCD prior to the submission of any application