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  Funding Opportunity Details
  Housing Counseling and Education
  Application Deadline: 04/10/2023 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: $5,000.00 - $85,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2023
Project End Date: 06/30/2024
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Amanda Gordon
Phone: 804-343-5534 x
Maximum Status Report Approval Levels 

The Combined Housing Counseling Application MUST ALSO BE COMPLETED to apply for Housing Counseling and Education (HCE) Funds


Funding Announcement:

Virginia Housing

Housing Counseling and Education Grant 

March 2023

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.  

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, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

Application Process:

Agencies seeking funding should apply to Virginia Housing’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) using the 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:

  • 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.


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 for a debriefing within thirty (30) days of approval or denial.


Important Dates:

Application Announcement

  March 13, 2023      

Web-Ex Presentation Application Overview   


  March 14, 2023; 10-11 AM   


Application Due Date & Time

  April 10, 2023; 11:59 PM   

Award Announcements (subject to change)

  June 15, 2023
 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
HCE Handbook HCE Handbook.pdf 368 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description FY23 HUD/FY24 HCE NOFO Information Session
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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