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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 FY2016-FY2020 program priorities and objectives/outcomes that will guide funding decisions are:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

  1. Enhance community attractiveness by reducing and preventing blight
    1. Improve property maintenance (commercial and residential)
    2. Improve streetscaping and open space
    3. Promote the use or redevelopment of obsolete properties
    4. Encourage responsible home ownership and maintenance
  2. Improve infrastructure and public facilities
    1. Increase access to existing/improved facilities
    2. Improve safety and security of public facilities
    3. Improve environmental conditions
  3. Support programs that enrich lives
    1. Increase access to recreational, educational, and cultural events
    2. Promote healthy lifestyles
    3. Deliver services that address special needs populations

Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

  1. Safe, decent, and affordable housing
    1. Encourage the construction of new affordable housing
    2. Encourage first-time home ownership
    3. Support existing owner-occupied housing rehabilitation for low and moderate income
  1. Funding
  2. Pre-proposal conference
  3. Environmental Review
  4. 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.