Up to $1 million in Community Development, housing grants available

VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver estimates there will be up to $1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding available for local projects in 2017.


Detailed application guidelines and a link to the online application will be available at www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg by Fri., Oct. 14. Mandatory pre-applications are due on or before 5 p.m. Thu., Nov. 17. Final applications will be due on or before 5 p.m. Wed., Jan. 11, 2017.


Funds will be available for construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of housing or public facilities, services, economic development and tenant based rental assistance 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 Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Aspen Conference Room in City Hall (415 W. 6th St). City staff will review the application guidelines and the online application process at the workshop.


Funding decisions will be made by Vancouver City Council in May 2017. Funding awards and contract negotiation will occur between July and October 2017.


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: 711 or by email at peggy.sheehan@cityofvancouver.us.


About The Author

Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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