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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.


FY 2016 HUD Entitlement Funding Cycle (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016)



Request for Proposal (Application) Release Date

We appreciate your inquiry regarding the CDBG application process timeline. We are currently evaluating our funding strategies for Fiscal Year 2016 in meeting the City’s long range goals and objectives. We expect to announce an updated application process timeline in November 2014.

FY 2016 Application Tutorial scheduled at 1:00 p.m.

To Be Determined

Application Workshop scheduled at 6:00 p.m.

To Be Determined

1st Input Session: Needs Assessment from the community with the City of Norfolk’s ConPlan Advisory Group

To be Determined

FY 2016 Applications Submission Deadline

To Be Determined

Community Advisory Group and Continuum of Care Group Review and Evaluation of Applications

December 2014

2nd Public Input Session (FY 2016 Consolidated Plan Input Session) with the City of Norfolk’s ConPlan Advisory Group.  This gives an opportunity to attend and provide comments on proposed activities and community needs.

February 2015

FY 2016 Annual Plan has been made available here for a 30- day comment period which begins on April 15, 2015 to May 14, 2015.

March 2015

City Council adopts FY 2016 Annual Plan by City Council and the Plan is submitted to HUD.

May 2015

Estimated Date Programs and Projects may begin

July 1, 2015

  - Notice of Public Hearing on October 30, 2014 TBA

The HUD Entitlement Unit conducted the Timeliness Test Preparation Webinar on January 23, 2014:

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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