Up to $2.2 million in City community development, housing grants available

October 5, 2023

The City of Vancouver estimates there will be up to $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program and HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) dollars available for local projects in 2024.  

Detailed grant application guidelines and a link to the online application are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg. Pre-applications are now open and will be accepted until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Final applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. 

This funding supports programs benefitting people who are homeless and/or those with low to moderate income. Types of eligible activities include homeless supportive services, affordable housing, business assistance, public facilities and other public services. Local governments and nonprofit organizations and agencies may apply. 

The City will host a virtual information session about the application process and funding requirements at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9 using Microsoft Teams. Participants can access the meeting at this link or view additional details on the City’s CDBG website. This is an opportunity to ask questions and is particularly helpful for new applicants. The meeting will be recorded and made available online, and staff are available to help throughout the process for those who can’t attend.  

Funding decisions will be made by Vancouver City Council in April 2024. Funding awarded through this process will be made available approximately July 1, 2024. 

For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg. To request the application guidelines in another format or language, please contact Tasha Slater at (360) 487-7951, TTY (360) 487-8602, WA Relay 7-1-1 or by email at tasha.slater@cityofvancouver.us

Contact: Tim Becker, Strategic Communications Manager, (360) 831-3240, tim.becker@cityofvancouver.us