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 14778-FY20 Continuum of Care / Balance of State Capacity Building Grant
  Capacity Building Grant
  Application Deadline: 05/31/2020 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $20,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2019
Project End Date: 06/30/2020
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Frank Curbeira
Phone: 804-343-5818 x
Maximum Status Report Approval Levels 

Notice of Funding Opportunity:

VHDA Continuum of Care Capacity Building Grant Tier 1

 January 2019


Funding Purpose:

REACH Virginia FUNDING OPPORTUNITIY: VHDA reinvests a portion of our net revenues into Virginia’s communities through REACH Virginia (Resources Enabling Affordable Community Housing in Virginia). This is a multifaceted resource that VHDA uses to support vital housing initiatives through our Homeownership, Rental and Community Outreach programs.

The intent of the Continuum of Care (COC) Tier 1 Capacity Building Grant is to fund COC's within the housing network to support the development of a Strategic Plan to aid in expanding efficiency and effectiveness of programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. COC's must be physically located in Virginia.
  2. COC's cannot be an emerging organization, and must have:
    • At minimum, three years of operations.
    • Engaged leadership and members.
    • Ability to demonstrate fiscal soundness and measurable program outcomes.
  3. COC's must carry out at least one of the following housing-related mission:
    • Creating economically integrated and inclusive housing opportunities including affordable housing, workforce housing, mixed-income housing, and/or community-based housing options for people with disabilities and/or
    • Planning and Community Development to include significant attention to housing planning needs throughout Virginia, and/or
    • Providing services and/or educational opportunities in order to further affordable housing.
  4. COC's must align with VHDA’s mission of Helping Virginians Attain Quality, Affordable Housing and vision of becoming the Leading Mobilizing Force for Affordable Housing in Virginia.
  5. The fiscal agent, applying on behalf of the COC, must meet all the requirements of the grant program.
  6. A COC board member must be present with a member of the fiscal agency for onboarding.

Program Parameters:

Approved COC's must comply with the VHDA Capacity Building Handbook. Click the document below for a detailed explanation of the scope, disbursement, and reporting requirements.

The period of performance for this funding opportunity is twelve (12) months following award.

Virginia Continuum of Care



Application Process:

Agencies seeking funding should apply to VHDA’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) using VHDA’s Grants Management System at For questions concerning this program or assistance with application submission, contact Frank Curbeira, Strategic Housing Officer, at (804) 343-5818.

Application Requirements:

  • Proposed Budget - Maximum request allowed is $20,000  (Awards are based on the availability of VHDA funding. Funds will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Agency authorized official certification
  • COC Org Chart
  • 501(c)3 determination letter or State Corporation Commission Certification for fiscal agent
  • COC's Most recent strategic plan
  • Resume of board members, executive director, and senior managers for the COC and the fiscal agent.
  • Consultant Documents
    • State Corporation Commission ID Number
    • D&B Basic Report
    • 2 letters of reference
    • Estimate



Funds will be awarded based on an assessment of the COC's application and the availability of VHDA funds.

Selected agencies will receive a Grant Award Notification (GAN) and a Grant Agreement if approved for funds under the award. Agencies must return the signature page of the Grant Agreement to VHDA with signature by an authorized representative.

All applicants have the option to submit a request at for a debriefing within thirty (30) days of approval or denial.


Important Dates:

Application Announcement

  July 1, 2019

Web-Ex Presentation Application Overview


To register: 

Application Due Date & Time

FY20 open application closes 

May 31, 2020; 11:59 PM

Award Announcements (subject to change)

Within 60 days of application submission

 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
Balance of State, Local Planning Groups Balance_of_State_local_planning_groups.docx 19 KB
Capacity Building Handbook Capacity Handbook Updated 01-24-2020.pdf 585 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description FY19 Continuum of Care Capacity Building Grant (Tier 1) Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:00 am | Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) | 1 hr Meeting number (access code): 792 691 596
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