Notice of Funding Availability
Inclement Weather Shelter
Release of Application Packet: July 26, 2022
Applications Due: August 25, 2022
In addition to The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, the Federal Entitlement funds under this NOFA include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), CDBG-CV, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG and ESG-CV) funds that are allocated to the City through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for housing, community development, economic development, and supportive services. The amount available is up to $3,000,000. Funding from the various sources will be utilized for the implementation of an Inclement Weather Shelter (IWS), which according to ARPA regulations as well as the City’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan, meet an identified priority and will have a direct impact on providing services to address homelessness and mitigation of the effects of COVID-19.
To request an application by email or for a paper copy, please contact Ms. Sherrill Hampton via email at Sherrill.Hampton@rva.gov or by phone at (804) 646-6822. Applicants must submit their applications electronically to Ms. Sherrill Hampton, by email at Sherrill.Hampton@rva.gov. Please submit applications and attachments in a compressed file or link. Applications may also be hand-delivered or mailed to the Housing and Community Development Department, Main Street Station, 1500 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219. If mailing, please ensure that the application would be received by the deadline listed below.
All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Faxed applications and late submissions will not be accepted.
The City will host two (2) Questions/Answers Sessions on August 3, 2022, 11:00 am – Noon and on August 5, 2022, 10:30 am – 11:30 am for interested applicants. All entities that will apply are strongly encouraged to attend one of the aforementioned virtual sessions. Please contact Kristen Stell at Kristen.Stell@rva.gov or via telephone at (804) 646-7824 to register for either of the sessions.
Industrial Revitalization Funds (IRF)
The City of Richmond, in support of community and economic revitalization and the need to eliminate blighted structures in various communities throughout the City, is accepting Letters of Interest from entities who are interested in securing funding under the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) Program for FY23.
The Industrial Revitalization Fund program is a means by which to leverage local and private resources to achieve market-driven redevelopment of nonresidential structures by creating a catalyst for long-term employment opportunities and ongoing physical and economic revitalization. Eligible properties and structures must be vacant and deteriorated and may be redeveloped for any eligible market-driven purpose regardless of the original use. For the purposes of this program, the term “industrial” is considered to mean any non-residential structure significant to the community due to size, location, and/or economic importance. These structures are no longer suited for their former purpose in their current deteriorated condition and are a substantial deterrent to future economic opportunity in the surrounding area and region.
To view the Request for Letters of Interest, click here.
To view the IRF Grant Guidelines, click here.
To view the IRF Application Instruction Manual, click here.
2022-2023 Annual Action Plan
To view the Public Notice for the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan, click here.
Aviso Público de la Ciudad de Richmond Plan de Accion para el 2022-2023," click aquí.
City Celebrates Cool Lane Commons Groundbreaking
The City of Richmond, along with Henrico County and others, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Cool Lane Commons on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Predicted to open in 2023, the facility will bring hope to many formerly homeless and other low-income individuals by providing much-needed permanent supportive housing and a helpful community partner.
The facility located on the border of Henrico County and Richmond’s East End will include 86 apartments in the 90,000 square foot building, which was previously a vacated assisted living facility. The plans include 13 units that will be fully accessible for individuals with disabilities and two apartments designed for individuals with sensory impairment. Each unit will be at least 500 square feet and will include a kitchen with full-sized appliances.
Cool Lane Commons, a project of Virginia Supportive Housing, will bring opportunity to many individuals in the City in need of permanent supportive housing and provide a safe, welcoming resource space for valuable community partners.
To learn more about the Cool Lane Commons, visit Virginia Supportive Housing.