Arlington County invites qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to submit proposals requesting funds for eligible programs and services from the Community Development Fund for a one year grant.
The Community Development Fund is a pool of funding comprised of a combination of federal, state, and local sources:
- Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Federal and State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
- Arlington County’s Affordable Housing Investment Fund, Housing Services Pool (AHIF Services)
Contracts will be awarded for one year, beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The actual amount will be determined upon the Arlington County Board’s approval of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget, and may be dependent on federal appropriations.
Grants between $20,000 and $50,000 may be requested for public services that serve low and moderate income residents, such as neighborhood services, job training, youth or senior programs. Housing development, homeownership, housing rehabilitation, certain economic development programs, and business development (microenterprise, small business assistance) are eligible for grants up to $100,000.
An optional workshop for prospective applicants will be held on Tuesday, July 26. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. In addition to the workshop, there will be a live ZoomGrants demonstration to walk applicants through the system and to assist users in setting up an account. Attendance is not mandatory but is STRONGLY encouraged.