Community Development programs help to improve the quality of life in Arlington by supporting public services, business development, job training, employment and affordable housing, particularly for low-income residents. Through the Community Development Fund, the County provides funding and assistance to local community groups working to achieve the goals identified in the Consolidated Plan:
- Create and sustain affordable housing
- Promote healthy and self-sufficient families
- Stabilize families at risk of homelessness
- Foster vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods
Community Development Fund
The Community Development Fund provides grants through a combination of the following federal, state and local sources. Any program that improves housing or economic conditions for Arlington residents with low to moderate incomes will be considered.
FY 2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
Community Development Fund Notice of Funding Availability
Applications Due: Friday, September 9, 5:00pm
Note: All applications must be completed using the online application software ZoomGrants™ . Any application not following the prescribed format will not be considered for funding. In order to submit a CDF application, you must create a user account through ZoomGrants™ . Details for setting up a ZoomGrants™ account may be found on Page 3 of the NOFA.
NOFA Workshop and ZoomGrants Demonstration
County staff will host a workshop for prospective FY 2018 Community Development Fund applicants detailing the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), application process, and the ZoomGrants™ application software. Attendance is NOT mandatory but interested FY 2018 Community Development Fund applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to attend.
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016; 2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm
Workshop Location: Arlington County Stambaugh Human Services Center
2100 Washington Blvd, Ground Floor Auditorium Arlington, VA 22204
FY 2017 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)
FY 2017 NSA Small Grants
*NEW* The Arlington County Housing Division (HD) Eligible Areas Small Grants Program is designed to provide funding for small-scale neighborhood projects that focus on community building and community problem solving. Funding for this program is provided through Arlington County’s Community Development Program. The maximum grant amount is $1,000 per applicant/event.
Federal and State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program provides funding to Community Action Agencies and others working to address poverty at the community level. Arlington County can use these funds to address local needs for employment, education, income management, housing, nutrition, emergency services and health.
Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF)
The Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) is the County's main financing program for affordable housing development. Since 1988, AHIF has helped create the majority of Arlington’s 6,500+ committed affordable rental units. The Fund provides low-interest loans to developers and subsidizes rehabilitation.
Neighborhood Strategy Area (NSA) Small Grants Program
The Neighborhood Strategy Area (NSA) Small Grants Program provides up to $1,000 to support neighborhood projects. Grants fund activities such as youth sports programs, community workshops, neighborhood festivals and job fairs.