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  Funding Opportunity Details
 20915-FY21 Event Sponsorship Program Round 2 : Funds Events Held November 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
  Sponsorship Program
  Application Deadline: 08/31/2020 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $30,000.00
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Program Officer: Ayan Addou
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Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Virginia Housing Event Sponsorship

August 2020

Funding Purpose:

Virginia Housing 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 Virginia Housing uses to support vital housing initiatives through our Homeownership, Rental, and Community Outreach programs.

The purpose of the Virginia Housing Event Sponsorship is to assist in the fundraising and educational initiatives of charitable organizations within the housing network in order to assist them in furthering their mission.

Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit or government organizations located in the Commonwealth of Virginia are eligible to apply under the Event Sponsorship Program.

Organizations must have a housing-related mission and may include:

  • Statewide Organizations- up to $30,000

    • Multiple events: Up to $30,000

    • Single event: up to $15,000

  • Regional Organizations- up to $10,000

  • Individual Housing Organizations

    • Organization Anniversary (10, 15, 20, 25…)  up to $5,000

    • All Others - up to $2,500

While an agency can apply if it has received an event sponsorship previously, preference is given to agencies that have not received an event sponsorship within the last two years

Program Parameters:

Approved organization must comply with the Virginia Housing Event Sponsorship Handbook.  The Handbook is attached to this announcement

Below are the three funding rounds for FY21, please ensure that your event date is eligible for the funding round you are applying in. For example, if your event is December 5, 2020 you may apply in either Round 1 or Round 2.


  • FY21 Application Round 1 is open January 2020 – April 2020 and funds events held July 2020 – June 2021.


  • FY21 Application Round 2 is open May 2020 – August 2020 and funds events held November 2020 – June 2021.


  • FY21 Application Round 3 is open September 2020 – December 2020 and funds events held March 2021 – June 2021

Application Process:

Agencies seeking funding should apply to Virginia Housing’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) using Virginia Housing’s Grants Management System at For questions concerning this program or assistance with application submission, contact

Application Requirements:

  • Proposed budgets may be up to the organization’s eligibility maximum. Awards are based on alignment with the Event Sponsorship Program’s focus areas, the sponsorship level requested, and the benefit to Virginia Housing

  • Non-profit determination letter or Government Charter.

  • Fiscal Agent letter (if applicable)

  • Proof of Compliance Letter from the Virginia Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services Office Of Charitable And Regulatory Programs

  • A complete list of all sponsorship levels and benefits; please highlight the sponsorship level requested of Virginia Housing



The selected agencies will receive a Grant Award Notification (GAN) if approved for funds.

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

The period of performance for this funding opportunity is November 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.


Important Dates:

NOFO Announcement

May 3, 2020

Application Due Date & Time

August 31, 2020

Award Announcements 
(subject to change)

No more than ninety (90) days from the submission of the application

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