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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Community Development Block Grant Process is Underway in Loudoun

Link to information about the community development block grant program

Loudoun County has opened the application process for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The 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 serving Loudoun County residents. 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 households.

Virtual Pre-Application Meetings: Through October 7

Organizations interested in applying for CDBG funding are encouraged to request a pre-application meeting with the CDBG Program Manager. Virtual pre-application meetings can be scheduled now through Friday, October 7, 2022, by contacting CDBG Program Manager Eileen Barnhard by email or 703-737-8971. 

Application Release: October 11

The Loudoun County CDBG competitive applications will be available on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Application packets will be available online at loudoun.gov/CDBG or by contacting CDBG Program Manager Eileen Barnhard by email or 703-737-8971. 

Public Hearing on Housing and Community Development Needs: October 12

As part of the CDBG process, the Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board will conduct a public hearing at 400 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2022, to gather input on addressing housing and community development needs. The public hearing will be held at the Department of Housing and Community Development, 106 Catoctin Circle SE in Leesburg in the Olmstead Room on the first floor. Those interested in speaking during the public hearing are encouraged to sign up in advance by contacting CDBG Program Manager Eileen Barnhard by email or 703-737-8971. The public may also choose to attend virtually. Details on how to participate can be found on the Loudoun County government meetings online calendar.

Application Deadline: November 16

Applications for the Loudoun County CDBG program must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.  

More Information

Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability or who needs language assistance to participate in the CDBG process should contact CDBG Program Manager Eileen Barnhard by email or 703-737-8971.

More information about the program is available at loudoun.gov/CDBG.

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