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FY 2016 Annual Plan Development
Notice of Public Hearing and
30-day Comment Period

April 16, 2015 - The City of Norfolk is in the process of developing the FY 2016 Annual Action Plan for the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2015. Click here to view a draft of the document that is available for public comment. The final version is due to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before May 22, 2015.

It is estimated that the City will utilize $4,119,059 in CDBG that includes $250,000 in revolving loan funds, $881,459 in HOME, and $346,458 in ESG funds. 

The draft plan proposes the following allocation of funds based on estimated amounts: CDBG: $269,812 - general program planning and administration; $2,402,259 - housing programs; $866,629 – code enforcement and public improvements; and $580,359 - public services through subrecipients.   HOME: $88,146 - administration; $490,720 - home buyer down payment assistance; $ 170,374 – homeless activities; and $132,219 - CHDO projects.   ESG: $180,859 - emergency shelter and street outreach services; $66,796 - homelessness prevention; $72,819 - rapid re-housing; and $25,984 - administration.  More detailed budget estimates are included in the draft annual plan.

The City of Norfolk encourages citizens to comment on the draft plan. In addition to the draft copy being available online, copies of the plan are available at each Norfolk Public Branch Library.  The locations are provided here:

Citizens may also arrange to view a copy of the draft plan in the Department of Neighborhood Development located at 400 Granby Street, City Norfolk, Virginia 23510 by calling 757-664-4080 or by visiting the office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

A public hearing on the proposed Annual Action Plan will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Granby High School located at 7101 Granby Street.  Citizens may also submit their comments via e-mail to
or in writing by mail or fax to Leila LaRock, City of Norfolk, Department of Neighborhood Development, 400 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia; fax 757-664-6556 or call 757-664-4080 for additional information.  All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2015.

HUD Annual Plan Calendar


Dates & Times

Request for Proposal (CDBG, HOME and ESG Applications) Release Date

December 15, 2014

FY 2016 CDBG / HOME / ESG Application Webinar

January 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

FY 2016 CDBG / HOME / ESG Application One-on-One Technical Assistance Workshop at the new Slover Library located at 235 East Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 on Monday, January 12, 2015. (Workshop Attendees will be provided a 3-hr parking garage ticket).

January 12, 2015 @ 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

1st Public Input Session – Needs Assessment from the community (10th floor, large conference room, City Hall Building).

January 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Deadline for Electronic FY 2016 CDBG / HOME / ESG Application Submissions

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by 12:00 p.m.

Review & Evaluation of CDBG, HOME and ESG Applications

February 2015

2nd Public Hearing – Proposed Use of Funds Plan Recommendation

March 2015

Letters of Award/Denial Recommendations are Distributed

March 2015

3rd Public Hearing - City Council Vote on Proposed Use of Funds

May 2015

FY 2016 Annual Plan is submitted to HUD for Approval

May 2015

FY 2016 Funding Year Begins

July 2015

*Dates are subject to change

CDBG Timeliness Test Preparation presentation (PowerPoint)

Spend Plan Template (Excel format)


The HUD Entitlement unit administers four federal entitlement community grant programs provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development including:

In addition to the federal entitlement community development programs, the unit provides grant related support to city departments. It is our goal to provide a coordinated approach to grant application submission to avoid duplication of effort and internal competition.

Based on an assessment of citywide needs and priorities, trained, experienced staff works on site with departments and organizations to develop and submit high quality proposals. Furthermore, this program is designed to efficiently manage all federal, state, and other available funding sources received by the City of Norfolk.


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