Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urgent Need

Program Contacts
Tamarah Holmes
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The Urgent Need program makes funding available to eligible localities on an open-submission basis to enable prompt response to existing serious and immediate threats to local health and safety. A current declaration of an emergency by the governor of Virginia in relation to a natural disaster or a current declaration of an immediate and severe health threat by the state commissioner of health is required. Projects are intended to benefit primarily low- and moderate-income persons and support long-term recovery.

Funding totaling $1 million is allocated for 2013. Applications are accepted on an open basis from Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2013 or until all the funding has been allocated.


Units of local government in non-entitlement localities are the only eligible recipients of VCDBG funding. Localities may partner with planning district commissions, nonprofit organizations and other entities to undertake project activities.

To see a complete list of eligible localities, click here.

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Program Highlights


Please contact DHCD prior to submission of any request for assistance.