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RFP for CDBG and HOME Funds Application 

These instructions assist in proposal submissions in response to Chesterfield County’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for federal funds involving Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME (Home Investment Partnerships Program). We refer to these sources as county funds.

Qualified organizations

We only accept proposals from:

  • Non-profit organizations.
  • Housing development organizations.
  • Chesterfield neighborhood organizations.
  • For-profit organizations.
  • Chesterfield government departments.

We do not accept proposals for or from individuals.

General information

Chesterfield has a strategic plan that provides the blueprint to achieve excellence in all areas and provide a first-choice community. The County also has the Comprehensive Plan. The Board of Supervisors adopted the Comprehensive Plan on October 24, 2012.

Both plans provide the foundation for the priorities and objectives in the Consolidated Plan that will guide funding and progress for FY2016-FY2020 for the CDBG and HOME programs.

Program priorities

The FY2021 - FY2024 program priorities and objectives/outcomes that will guide funding decisions are:

Goal 1:  Create and Sustain Affordable Housing

1.1    Improve existing owner-occupied housing

1.2    Encourage the development of new affordable housing

1.3    Promote affordable home ownership opportunities

1.4    Support special needs housing for elderly and disabled persons

1.5    Support homelessness outreach and prevention programs

Goal 2: Preserve and Improve Existing Communities

2.1    Promote the acquisition of obsolete properties for redevelopment projects or elimination of blight

2.2    Encourage reinvestment in commercial and residential areas that are vulnerable to instability

2.3    Support infrastructure improvements to promote neighborhood stabilization and sustainability

2.4    Support quality recreational and open space projects in low income neighborhoods

Goal 3: Promote Healthy and Self-Sufficient Families

3.1 Support healthy youth development through increased educational attainment

3.2 Identify gaps and develop strategies to meet critical current and emerging service needs in the community

3.3 Support a coordinated public and private network of community services that fosters stability and maximizes financial independence for individuals and families

Goal 4: Strengthen the Organizational Development of Non-Profit Organizations and Affordable Housing Developers

4.1 Foster educational programming for non-profit organizations and affordable housing developers that focus on skill development, organizational development, and certifications that further the development of affordable housing and delivery of services to residents

Priority Projects:

•    Projects that demonstrate significant leveraging of match funding

•    Projects with a strong sustainability plan or long-term strategy

•    Affordable housing development projects

Projects located in the target area

  1. Funding
  2. Environmental Review
  3. Submissions

Funding

Funds will be provided on a cost reimbursement and performance basis. No “up front” or advance uses or expenses will be eligible for funding. It is highly unlikely that county funds will cover 100% of any project or program.

The proposal must demonstrate that other funding sources are available, committed, and will be utilized prior to the use of any county funds. Failure to demonstrate proof of other funding sources may eliminate proposal from consideration, competition, and/or award. 

All applications for funding must be able to demonstrate the ability to validate that the area where the program/project will be conducted meets federal income requirements that benefit low- to moderate-income individuals.

Additionally, applications must clearly demonstrate project/program readiness or that the project or program that the funding is being requested for will be ready to begin construction or operate and begin providing services immediately after July 1, 2019.

HUD regulations stipulate that CDBG funding is to provide a short term “seed” funding alternative to enable implementation of a new program or service. Therefore, the application will also require that the applicant provide an exit strategy or a concise, realistic explanation of program sustainability after CDBG funding is no longer available.

Failure to meet any of these requirements or if the application package is not in compliance with all of the information required, the request for funding will not be considered.  The County retains the right to contact organizations that have submitted requests for funding to obtain clarification of information provided or ask questions about a submission.

Please note that should your organization be approved for funding, federal reporting requirements are very rigid, time sensitive, and can be staff intensive; however, are a non-negotiable contract stipulation.

Pre-Proposal Conference

A pre-proposal conference will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 (9-10:30 a.m.) at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Building (6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832). Questions, answers, and issues will be addressed at this session.