Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs
2024 CDBG, HOME, HOME ARP Applications: The City of Vancouver is excited to announce the beginning of the application process for the 2024 program year. Approximately $2.2 million will be available through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP). This funding supports projects and programs benefitting people who are experiencing homelessness and those with low to moderate income within the City of Vancouver limits. Types of eligible activities include homeless supportive services, affordable housing, business assistance, public facilities and other public services. Proposed activities must meet one of the goals within the City of Vancouver’s Consolidated Plan and comply with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s funding requirements.
Please review the 2024 Community Development Program Application Guidelines. Applications will be completed and submitted through ZoomGrants starting Monday, October 2, 2023, at 8 AM. Mandatory pre-application will be due no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 5 PM. Once pre-applications have been approved, completed applications will be due no later than Friday, December 15, 2023 at 5 PM. Funding awarded through this process will be made available approximately July 1, 2024.
The City will host a mandatory virtual information session about the application process and funding requirements on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 11 AM. Please see Teams meeting link below. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and is particularly helpful for new applicants. If a staff from your agency is unable to attend the pre-application workshop, your agency will not be able to move forward in the application process unless prior authorization is provided by City staff.
Clark County receives its own allocation of CDBG and HOME funds for projects within County limits. Visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/cdbg-and-home-applications for more information.
For any additional information or questions, email CDBG@cityofvancouver.us.
Or call in (audio only): +1 347-941-5324
Phone Conference ID: 930 201 429#
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities. Each year, the City of Vancouver receives approximately $1.3 million in CDBG funding to support projects and programs benefiting residents experiencing low-income. Funds are awarded yearly on a competitive basis to programs or projects that are selected and approved by City Council.
The Vancouver City Council determines the funding priorities for the City’s CDBG program based on community needs. Current priorities include: revitalizing eligible neighborhoods, providing housing and services to people experiencing low and moderate income and/or homelessness and providing business technical assistance.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
HOME is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing. HOME funds activities such as building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to people experiencing low-income. Each year, the City of Vancouver considers applications for affordable housing activities to be supported by HOME Funds.
The City of Vancouver’s CDBG and HOME funded activities operate under fair housing practices. Fair housing is the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination. Fair housing laws protect people from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, and housing choice voucher status. For more information, visit the Fair Housing Center of Washington, the Washington State Human Rights Commission, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development.