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  Funding Opportunity Details
 68127-Combined Housing Counseling Grant /FY21 HUD
  HUD Housing Counseling
  Application Deadline: 03/19/2021 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $60,000.00
Project Start Date: 10/01/2020
Project End Date: 03/31/2022
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Donna Stallings
Phone: 804-343-5937 x
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Combined Housing Counseling Application - Complete this application to apply for HUD and/or Housing Counseling and Education (HCE) Funds


Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Virginia Housing HUD Housing Counseling Grant

February 2021

Funding Purpose: 

The intent of the Virginia Housing HUD Housing Counseling Grant is to fund HUD-approved Housing Counseling Programs to educate families and individuals in order to help them make smart decisions regarding improving their housing situation and meeting the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership.  Grant funds should be used to supplement an agency’s housing counseling program, not be the sole source of funding. This grant is to be funded subject to the release of HUD funding.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. HUD Approved Local Housing Counseling Agencies or HUD Approved Participating Housing Counseling Agencies
  2. Local Housing Counseling Agencies must have their designation in place prior to the release of this NOFO.
  3. Participating Housing Counseling Agencies must have their designation in place prior to the release of this NOFO.

Program Parameters:

Approved agencies must comply with the Virginia Housing HUD Housing Counseling Handbook and the HUD Housing Counseling Handbook. Click the link below for a detailed explanation of the scope of housing counseling and group education services allowed under this funding opportunity, disbursement and reporting requirements. 

The period of performance for this funding opportunity is anticipated to be October 1, 2020-March 31, 2022.

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 regarding this funding opportunity, or assistance with application submission, contact Frank Curbeira, Strategic Housing Officer, at (804) 343-5818.


Application Requirements:

  • Housing Counseling and Education Goals
  • Proposed Budget- Proposed budgets may not exceed $60,000. Awards are based on agency capacity, previous performance, and the availability of HUD funding. This is a competitive grant.
  • Agency authorized official certification
  • Housing Counseling Workplan
  • Financial statements - an independent financial audit must be submitted with the application
  • Travel policy
  • Indirect cost rate documentation



Funds will be awarded based on an assessment of the agency’s application and the availability of HUD funds.

Selected agencies will receive a Grant Award Notification (GAN) and a Sub-grantee Agreement if approved for funds under the award. Agencies must return the Sub-grantee Agreement to Virginia Housing 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: 

NOFO Announcement

 February 1, 2021

Web-Ex Presentation Application Overview

Monday, February 8, 2021

11:00 am



Recording password: bHxmJyD3



Application Due Date & Time

March 19, 2021 11:59 PM

Award Announcements (subject to change)

Dependent on HUD award





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Description File Name File Size
FY21 HUD/FY22 HCE Combined Grant Application PowerPoint HCE-HUD Combined Application Training.pptx 3.6 MB
HUD Handbook VHDA HUD Handbook 06_28_20.pdf 382 KB
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