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  Funding Opportunity Details
 23099-FY21 Event Sponsorship Program Round 3 : Funds Events Held March 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
  Sponsorship Program
  Application Deadline: 12/31/2020 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $30,000.00
Project Start Date:
Project End Date:
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Ayan Addou
Phone: 804-840-7986 x
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Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Event Sponsorship Program

September 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 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

**Please see The Event Sponsorship Handbook for the definitions of Statewide Regional and Individual organization.

Program Parameters:

Approved organization must comply with the 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.

  1. FY21 Application Round 1 is open January 2020 – April 2020 and funds events held July 2020 – June 2021.
  2. FY21 Application Round 2 is open May 2020 – August 2020 and funds events held November 2020 – June 2021.
  3. 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 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


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 March 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021.


Important Dates:

NOFO Announcement

September  3, 2020

Application Due Date & Time

December 31, 2020

Award Announcements 
(subject to change)

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



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Description File Name File Size
Event Sponsorship Application User Guide Sponsorship Application Guide_V2.pdf 1.2 MB
Event Sponsorship Handbook_8.26.20 Sponsorship Handbook 08_26_20.pdf 325 KB
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