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 308292-FY25 Homeless Assistance Grant
  Golf Charity Grant Programs
  Application Deadline: 05/24/2024 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: $20,000.00 - $20,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2024
Project End Date: 06/30/2025
Award Announcement Date:
Program Officer: Chris McNamara
Phone: 804-584-4721 x
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Notice of Funding Opportunity:

Virginia Housing Homeless Assistance Grant -  Don Ritenour Charity Golf Classic

April 2024

Funding Purpose: 

Since 1993, Virginia Housing has hosted the Don Ritenour Charity Golf Classic in order to bring awareness to and raise funds for organizations working to end homelessness in Virginia. Funds from the Don Ritenour Charity Golf Classic make this grant available.

The intent of the Virginia Housing Homeless Assistance Grant is to fund organizations that primarily serve families and individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals fleeing domestic violence as described in the HEARTH Act, and provide emergency shelter and/or permanent supporting housing services. Grant funds should be used to supplement an organization’s program, not be the sole source of funding. 

Eligibility Criteria:

501(c)3 non-profit organizations and local governments are eligible.

The organization must be physically located in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must provide one of the following services:

  • An emergency shelter serving households experiencing homelessness
  • An emergency shelter serving victims fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking
  • Rapid rehousing and/or permanent supportive housing serving households experiencing homelessness
  • HUD-VASH, Grant and Per diem, or SSVF program serving veterans experiencing homelessness

Program Parameters:

Approved organizations must comply with the Virginia Housing Homeless Assistance Program Handbook. Click the Handbook below for a detailed explanation of the scope of services allowed under this funding opportunity, disbursement and reporting requirements.

The period of performance for this funding opportunity is July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025.

Applicants are limited to one grant every two years from the date the previous award commenced.

Application Process:

Organizations 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 Chris McNamara, Strategic Housing Officer, at 804-584-4721.

Application Requirements:

  • Proposed Budget- Proposed budgets must be in the amount of $20,000.00. Awards are based on the availability of Virginia Housing funding.
  • Certification from Continuum of Care or Balance of State Local Planning Group lead agency
  • Organizational Chart
  • 501(c)3 determination letter
  • Financial statements - an independent financial audit must be submitted with the application
  • Travel policy
  • Indirect cost rate documentation


Five organizations will be selected for awards. Virginia Housing will prioritize selecting one from each of the three regions defined in the Virginia Continuum of Care Region Map and the Virginia Balance of State Continuum of Care Local Planning Groups Map.

Virginia Continuum of Care Region Map


Virginia Balance of State Continuum of Care Local Planning Groups Map


Selected organizations will receive a Grant Award Notification (GAN) and a Grant Agreement if approved for funds. Organizations must return the Grant Agreement to Virginia Housing with signature by an authorized representative.

The executive director of each selected organization will be invited to the Don Ritenour Charity Golf Classic and is required to be present during the award presentation.

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

 April 12, 2024

WebEx Presentation Application Overview   

  Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  Register Here:  

Application Due Date & Time

 May 24, 2023; 11:59 PM

Award Announcements (subject to change)

 June 21, 2024
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