Grants

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.

  1. CDBG/HOME Program
  2. Fair Housing
  3. Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control
  4. Resources and Plans

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.

Applications for CDBG and HOME funding for fiscal year 2024 (FY24) will open in fall 2022.

2021 Comprehensive Annual Performance Report (CAPER) Draft Now Available

Chesterfield County is inviting comments on the draft of the Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) (PDF) for the 2021 program year. The report outlines the performance of the county on the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) funded activities for the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The final report is required to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) within 90 days following the end of the program year, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, to be considered during the formal review of the CAPER. Please send comments via email to Jessica Sagara or submit written comments to the Chesterfield County Department of Community Enhancement, P.O. Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832.

A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at 1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. The meeting is being held to answer questions and accept feedback on the draft CAPER report. This meeting will also serve as an opportunity for citizens to give feedback on housing and community development needs of the community as we prepare for future use of the funds. To participate in the virtual meeting, please email Jessica Sagara at by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Please call 804-751-2368 with any questions.

Chesterfield County does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to federally funded projects or activities. Virginia Relay Center – TDD users dial 711. FHEO.

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 FY23 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