Friday, October 24, 2014

Public Notice - Notice of Funding Availability for CGF,CDBG,HOME,ESG and HOPWA Funds

The City of Richmond is beginning preparation of the fiscal year 2015-16 and 2016-17 City General Funds (CGF) Non-Departmental budget and fiscal year 2015-16 Annual Action 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 10, 2014 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 December 18, 2014.  Federal fund applications must be submitted to the Department of Economic & Community Development, 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400 Richmond, VA 23219. City General Fund applications must be submitted to Office of Budget and Strategic Planning, City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Room 1100, Richmond, VA  23219. Faxes, e-mails and late submissions will not be accepted.

Housing and Community Development Assistance projects using CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA are HUD funded projects; Section 3 business and/or business that employ Section 3 residents are encouraged to respond.

The Department of Economic and Community Development will be holding two public workshops to go over applications and answer any questions applicants may have regarding the CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA programs.  The workshops will be held on Monday November 10th and Thursday November 13, 2014.  Both meetings will start at 5:30 PM and will be located at 1500 E. Main Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23219.  For questions about the applications or meetings please call 804-646-5633.

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.