Applications for non-profit organizations seeking Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnership Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants or CDBG-CV CARES Act funding for eligible activities for FY 2022-23.
Donor Name: City of Roanoke
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/19/2022
The City Council has adopted guidelines for nonprofit organizations applying to the City for funding. When the total amount of all requests from a nonprofit is $25,000 or more, the organization is required to submit its organizational business plan and certifications regarding the engagement of its Board of Directors as part of its application. All nonprofit organizations are expected to adhere to these guidelines as part of applying for 2022-2023 funding. While non-adherence to the guidelines will not necessarily prohibit an agency from receiving funding, adherence will be one of the key factors in determining the award of funding.
- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates funds from three federal entitlements to the City of Roanoke. Entitlements include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). Additionally, the City has remaining unprogrammed funds from the CARES Act of 2020 that may be applicable to programs that can demonstrate a need for preparation, prevention or recovery to the COVID 19 pandemic.
- Proposed projects must be eligible under U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG, HOME and/or ESG regulations and must fulfill at least one National Objective and one of the proposed activity types as outlined in Objectives for Activities for the 2022-2023 HUD Funding.
- The application must also be “fundable” under CDBG, HOME and/or ESG regulations.
- Private individuals are not eligible to submit project applications directly benefiting themselves. (For example, a homeowner is not eligible to request funds to rehabilitate a property that is used as his or her principal residence.) Projects must benefit a group of people and be administered by an agency or organization (i.e., a legal entity). The administrative capacity and prior experience of an agency or organization are some of the factors considered in the selection of qualified applications. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of city staff and citizens and ranked according to priority as funding allows, and then approved by the Roanoke City Council.
- Any private non-profit organization which provides or has the capacity to provide the needed services on a non-discriminatory and non-sectarian basis may receive funds to support eligible activities. Programs funded through this project may operate in buildings owned by religious or sectarian organizations; however, no such funds may be used to make physical improvements to buildings owned by religious or sectarian organizations, or to directly or indirectly support religious or sectarian functions.
CDBG and/or Home Eligibility
- CDBG funded activities must either benefit low-and moderate-income (LMI) persons/households or eliminate slums and blight on a spot or area basis.
- All HOME-funded activities must benefit low- and moderate-income persons/households.
- Leverage – HUD is looking to see that the Federal Funds are multiplied by leverage being brought to the table. This is reported to HUD each year and is reported to Congress.
Projects Involving Acquisition, Construction, Rehabilitation
- For projects involving acquisition, construction, rehabilitation or related activities to develop housing or public, neighborhood, commercial or industrial facilities:
- Identify the properties involved and indicate whether you have site control or the anticipated date when you will have site control.
- Attach your project proforma, sources by uses budget, or other financial feasibility data and describe how this information supports the feasibility of the project.
- Indicate whether the site and construction plans and designs have been prepared, submitted to and approved by the City; whether the project is expected to receive LEED, Energy Star, Earth Craft or other energy-efficiency certification; or whether it is expected to qualify for the City’s energy-efficiency tax reductions.
- Indicate the total cost of this project (from start to finish) and whether all financing required, other than the amount applied for in this application, is in place. Indicate whether this project will be completed by 30 June 2023, and, if not, the anticipated completion date.
- If any of the funding requested for this project will provide direct financial assistance to the buyers or the owners of residential or nonresidential property, indicate the nature of the financial assistance to be offered. (“Direct financial assistance” includes grants, active or deferred loans, as well as the cost of assistance provided on behalf of the buyer or the owner, such as the cost of contracted home repairs). If any of the assistance will be active loans, describe how these will be serviced, including the name and contact information for any servicing institution you have engaged for such purposes. Indicate the anticipated interest rates that will apply to assistance provided as loans. Note that selected projects will be expected to provide a sample file of all the loan documents that may be used and may be required to revise any documents in order to conform to provisions dictated by federal rules associated with the applicable funding source.
Substantial rehabilitations of owner-occupied properties and assistance to rental properties must result in the property meeting all applicable building and property codes. Such substantial rehabilitations may require liens to be placed against the property assisted with the applicants becoming party to the rehabilitation contract. All units assisted must comply with lead-based paint, historic review, environmental review, and other applicable federal requirements. Rental units assisted will be subject to affordable rent requirements.
ESG includes five categories of eligible activities:
- Street Outreach
- Emergency Shelter
- Homelessness Prevention
- Rapid Re-Housing
- Data Collection (HMIS)
- Match Requirement
For more information, visit City of Roanoke HUD Activity.