Up to $1.3 million in City Community Development, housing grants available in Vancouver

Funds are available for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing or public facilities and other uses targeted to benefit low and moderate-income areas and families

VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver estimates there will be up to $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding available for local projects in 2020.

Funds are available for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing or public facilities; public/social services; economic development programs; and tenant-based rental assistance programs targeted to benefit low and moderate-income areas and families. Photo by Mike Schultz
Funds are available for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing or public facilities; public/social services; economic development programs; and tenant-based rental assistance programs targeted to benefit low and moderate-income areas and families. Photo by Mike Schultz

Detailed grant application guidelines and a link to the online application are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg. Mandatory pre-applications are due on or before 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 13. Final applications will be due on or before 5 p.m. Mon., Dec. 16.

Funds are available for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing or public facilities; public/social services; economic development programs; and tenant-based rental assistance programs targeted to benefit low and moderate-income areas and families. Local governments and nonprofit organizations and agencies may apply.

The city will hold an optional informational workshop for interested applicants from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 23 in the Aspen Conference Room in City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.). City staff will go over the application guidelines and the online application process at the workshop. 

Funding decisions will be made by Vancouver City Council in May 2020. Funding awards and contract negotiation will occur between July and October 2020.

For more information about CDBG and Home Investment Partnership Program, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg. To request the application guidelines in another format or language, please contact Peggy Sheehan at (360) 487-7952, TTY: (360) 487-8602, WA Relay: 7-1-1 or by email at peggy.sheehan@cityofvancouver.us.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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