Friday, November 15, 2013

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for 2015 CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA Funds

The City of Richmond is beginning preparation of the fiscal year 2014-15 Annual Consolidated Plan for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.  The Federal funds are entitlement dollars allocated to the City through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for neighborhood development and supportive services.  Only applications for projects within the City of Richmond will be considered, except for HOPWA funds for which the City administers funds for the entire Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Application packages will be available by November 25, 2013 on the City’s website at  Applications packages will also be available at the Main City Library located at 101 E. Franklin Street.  All proposals and applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on January 6, 2014.  Federal fund applications must be submitted to the Department of Economic & Community Development, 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23219.  Faxes, e-mails and late submissions will not be accepted.
The City of Richmond does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment in, its federally assisted programs or activities.  Virginia Relay Center – TDD users dial 711.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Vacuum Leaf Collection Begins November 11

The City’s annual Vacuum Leaf Collection Program begins on Monday, November 11.  The schedule for the first cycle is as follows: 

  • Worthington Farms                    
November 11 - 15

  • Northside/Highland Park
November 11 - 22

  • Bellevue/Ginter Park/Washington Park
November 11 - 29

  • Bellemeade
November 18 – 22 

  • Westover Gardens 
November 18 – 29 

  • Newtowne/Carver/Jackson Ward
November 25 – 29 

  • Broad Rock/Brookbury
November 25 – December 6

  • The Fan/Shaffer
December 2 – 6  

  • Westover Hills/Forest Hill/Woodland Heights
December 2 – 13 

  • Museum District
December 9 - 13

  • Church Hill/Fulton
December 9 - 20

  • Stony Point
December 9 - 20

  • Windsor Farm/Univ. of Richmond/Far West End
December 16 – January 3

  • Maymont/Byrd Park/Oregon Hill/Carillon
December 23 – 27

  • Stratford Hills/Willow Oaks
December 23 – January 3

Residents should rake leaves to the property line adjacent to their street prior to their scheduled vacuum collection date. Leaves and other debris should never be raked or placed into the street or culvert. Dirt, rocks, metal or branches should be removed from leaf piles, as these items will prevent City crews from collecting your piles.

Residents who bag leaves should use biodegradable brown paper lawn or leaf bags because they are more environmentally friendly and can be recycled with the leaves. City crews will pick up 25 bags of leaves year round on regular trash collection days. There is no limit to the number of bags that will be collected during each neighborhood’s designated leaf vacuum collection cycle.  

City residents can also dispose of leaves by taking them to several locations: East Richmond Road Convenience Center at 3800 East Richmond Road; Maury Street Landfill at 2900 Maury Street; and the “Powerline” at 8600 Huguenot Road at the northwest corner of Chippenham Parkway.

Residents should note the vacuum schedule may change as a result of inclement weather. The vacuum leaf schedule and information about other city services are available at  The schedule is also available by calling the leaf hotline at (804) 646-LEAF (5323).