Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

2023-2024 CDBG Grant Cycle Now Underway

Funding Guidelines

Organizations interested in applying for CDBG funding must begin by first reviewing the funding guidelines:

Grant Application

After reviewing the CDBG funding guidelines, applicants must then submit one (1) original hard copy, one (1) hole-punched hard copy, and one (1) electronic version of their grant application. 

Application materials for Capital ("Bricks and Mortar") Projects include:

Application materials for Public Services Projects include:

Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.  

Virtual CDBG Application Assistance Meeting

After attending a virtual pre-application meeting, organizations interested in applying for CDBG funding are encouraged to also attend the virtual CDBG application assistance meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. to review the key elements of the 2023-2024 CDBG applications and how to provide a strong application for CDBG funds. This event is led by Urban Design Ventures and will review topics like national objective, eligible activities, eligible applicants, project description, project budget, etc. Register by contacting CDBG Program Manager Eileen Barnhard by email or call 703-737-8971 by October 17, 2022. 

Public Hearing

The Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board held a public hearing Wednesday, October 12, 2022, to gather input on addressing housing and community development needs. 

What is the Community Development Block Grant Program?

  • The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides funding on an annual basis for local projects that address a variety of housing, public service, and community development needs.
  • Eligible applicants for CDBG funds include local nonprofit organizations and local government entities in Loudoun County or those mainly serving Loudoun County residents. 
  • Organizations within the community can compete for these funds through an annual application process.
  • Proposed projects should address the goals of the CDBG program, which include providing affordable housing opportunities, revitalizing neighborhoods, renovating substandard housing, providing public services and expanding economic development opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. 
  • The funds must be used based on guidelines outlined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Community Development Block Grant 2021-2025 Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2021-2025 Five-Year Consolidated Plan (PDF) in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (24 CFR Part 91) is a plan that details multiyear goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions, and available resources. The Consolidated Plan provides the public and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the opportunity to review how the CDBG program is assisting the Loudoun County community. 

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