Grants

Federally-Funded Grant Programs

Community Enhancement currently manages multiple federally-funded grant programs on behalf of Chesterfield. These grant programs include the HUD-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant programs. Through the nonprofit partners that serve as subrecipients of the grant funding, these programs help to address various needs in the community, from public services like employment navigation and youth support services, to new housing and home repair for low-income families. As part of Chesterfield's consolidated planning process for CDBG and HOME funds every five years, the county also conducts an analysis of impediments to fair housing.

If you are an individual looking for employment support programs and home repair and housing services, please visit the Housing Resources and Employment Support Programs page for grant-funded programs available through our community organization partners.

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Chesterfield County will hold a public hearing for Chesterfield’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at 11 a.m. HOME-ARP funds may be used to provide housing, services and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness at risk of homelessness and other vulnerable populations. The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan is a requirement for Chesterfield to receive HOME-ARP funds from HUD, and contains information on the type of activities Chesterfield plans to undertake with the funds. County staff from Community Enhancement and the consulting agency Corporation for Supportive Housing will be on hand to present findings and recommendations, answer questions and receive comments on the draft plan.

Meeting Registration

The scheduled meeting will be held at the County Administration Building (9901 Lori Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832) in room 502. The meeting will also be accessible virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please register for the meeting to let staff know if you plan to attend in-person or virtually (once registered, the online meeting information will be sent via email).

Language Assistance

Language assistance is available upon request. Notify staff within three business days prior to the public hearing for language assistance.

Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and Public Comment

The draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 6 and the 30-day public comment period will be open until Tuesday, March 7. In addition to the public hearing, comments will be accepted throughout the public comment period beginning Monday, Feb. 6, 2022.

For questions, contact Jessica Sagara by email or by calling 804-751-2368.

  1. CDBG/HOME Program

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) grant programs are both administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each year, the county receives allocations of CDBG and HOME funding and, through an annual application process, awards the funding to nonprofit organizations or governmental departments that are undertaking eligible projects or programs to address community needs related to housing and community development.

CDBG/HOME Program Goals

  • Create and sustain affordable housing
  • Preserve and improve existing communities
  • Promote healthy and self-sufficient families
  • Strengthen the organizational development of non-profit organizations and affordable housing developers

CDBG Eligibility

CDBG funding may be used for a wide variety of activities to benefit low- and moderate-income residents of the community. Income eligibility is based on HUD's income limits that are updated annually.

Examples of eligible activities: public services (only 15% of the county’s CDBG allocation may be spent on public service activities), economic development, public infrastructure improvements, public facilities, qualified housing development activities, home repair, code enforcement and program administration. View CDBG matrix codes (PDF).

Under the CDBG program, activities must meet one of HUD's broad national objectives:

  • Benefit Low-and Moderate-Income Persons
    • Low-Moderate Income Area Benefit (LMA) – Activities providing benefits that are available to all the residents of a particular area, at least 51% of whom are low/mod income. View the FY24 CDBG Eligible Areas and Target Areas map.
    • Low-Moderate Income Limited Clientele (LMC) – Activities that benefit a limited clientele, at least 51% of whom are low/mod income.
    • Low-Moderate Income Housing (LMH) – Activities undertaken to provide or improve permanent residential structures that will be occupied by low/mod income households.
    • Low-Moderate Income Job Creation and Retention (LMJ) – Activities undertaken to create or retain permanent jobs, at least 51% of which will be made available to or held by low/mod persons.
  • Elimination of Slums and Blight
  • Address an Urgent Need – Urgent Need as defined by HUD is to address the aftermath of events such as a hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, etc.

HOME Eligibility

HOME funding for housing activities to benefit low- and moderate-income residents of the community. Income eligibility is based on HUD's income limits that are updated annually.

Examples of eligible activities: homeowner housing rehabilitation, down payment assistance and homeowner housing construction. Fifteen percent of the county’s HOME allocation must go towards a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) to create new affordable housing opportunities in the county.

HUD Income Limits for CDBG/HOME Programs

The effective date of these income guidelines is June 15, 2022. View CDBG income limits and HOME income limits

Persons in HouseholdLow Income
(80% of Median)
Very-Low Income
(50% of Median)
Extremely-Low Income
(30% of Median)
1$56,400$35,250$21,150
2$64,450$40,300$24,200
3$72,500$45,350$27,200
4$80,550$50,350$30,200
5$87,000$54,400$32,650
6$93,450$58,450$35,050
7$99,900$62,450$37,450
8$106,350$66,500$39,900
  1. Fair Housing
  1. Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control
  1. Resources and Plans