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  Funding Opportunity Details
 79626-FY22 Housing Counseling and Education (HCE) Grant MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH COMBINED HOUSING COUNSELING APPLICATION
 
  Housing Counseling and Education
  Application Deadline: 03/19/2021 11:59 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $70,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2021
Project End Date: 06/30/2022
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Donna Stallings
Phone: 804-343-5937 x
Email: donna.stallings@virginiahousing.com
 
Maximum Status Report Approval Levels 
 
 
Description
 
 

Applicants for the HCE Program MUST Complete and Submit the Combined Housing Counseling Application to be Considered for Funding

 

Funding Announcement:

Virginia Housing Housing Counseling and Education Grant 

February 2020

Funding Purpose: 

REACH Virginia FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 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 intent of Housing Counseling and Education (HCE) 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.  Virginia Housing grant funds must supplement an agency’s housing counseling program, and not be the sole source of funding.    

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. HUD Approved Local Housing Counseling Agencies, HUD Approved Participating Housing Counseling Agencies, HUD Approved Multi-State Organizations doing business in Virginia, or National intermediaries with Virginia branches are eligible to apply.
  2. Agency must be in good standing with both the Virginia Housing HUD Housing Counseling and Education Grant and the Virginia Housing Housing Counseling and Education Grant.

Program Parameters:

Approved agencies must comply with the Virginia Housing HCE Handbook and the HUD Housing Counseling Handbook.  Agencies also have an opportunity to participate in VHDA’s Credit Improvement Focus Area.

Click on the attachments in the opportunity section of this funding opportunity to access the HCE handbook 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 July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Application Process:

Agencies seeking funding should apply to VHDA’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) using VHDA’s Grants Management System at https://vhdagrants.com. For questions concerning this program 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 HCE budgets may be up to $70,000.  Awards are based on the availability of Virginia Housing funding.
  • Agency authorized official certification
  • Approval of Local or Participating HUD Housing Counseling Agency status
  • Travel policy
  • Indirect cost rate documentation

 

Approval:

Selected agencies will receive a Grant Award Notification (GAN) and an addendum to their Grant Agreement if approved for funds under the award.  Agencies must return the signed addendum to Virginia Housing with signature by an authorized representative.

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

 

Important Dates:

Application Announcement

 February 1, 2021

Web-Ex Presentation Application Overview

 

Monday, February 8, 2021

11:00 am

 

RECORDING

Recording password: bHxmJyD3

 

 

Application Due Date & Time

 March 19, 2021 11:59 PM

Award Announcements (subject to change)

 June 30, 2021

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
HCE Handbook HCE Handbook 01_26_21.pdf 377 KB
FY21 HUD/FY22 HCE Combined Grant Application PowerPoint HCE-HUD Combined Application Training.pptx 3.6 MB
 
 
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