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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development is the lead agency overseeing the development of the Consolidated Plan.  This Annual Action Plan is for the 12 months beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.  The Annual Plan is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for three formula grant programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program; and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.  The FY 2016 Annual Plan funding has been provided.  Dates may be subject to change during the Annual Plan process.

For the upcoming 2016 Fiscal Year, the City of Norfolk will only accept CDBG renewal proposals from applicants who received funding in FY 2015. The application must request funding for the exact program/ services funded in FY 2015. The application submittal deadline is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Upon receipt of applications, proposals will be evaluated and recommendations for funding will be provided to City Council. Upon approval by City Council, the City will submit its Action Plan to HUD by tentatively on May 17, 2015, identifying programs to be funded.

Notification of Funding Availability for Applicants

FY 2016  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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Michelle Johnson
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810 Union Street
5th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510