CVPDC works to connect member local governments to resources outside of our region. The following opportunities are currently available from federal, state, and other partners. Interested parties are encouraged to contact staff to learn more.

USDA Rural Development – Strategic Economic and Community Development

Due February 28, 2024

Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) funding is authorized through a Farm Bill provision that supports regional economic and community development planning. SECD supports projects that promote and implement strategic community investment plans.

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program

Due February 28, 2024

$1.5 billion to invest in surface transportation that improves safety, economic strength and global competitiveness, equity, and climate and sustainability; and that will have a significant local or regional impact.

Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

Due February 29, 2024

The details: $800 million to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Bridge Investment Program, Planning and Bridge Project Grants

Due March 24, 2024

$9.7 billion for both planning grants for planning, feasibility analyses, and revenue forecasting associated with the development of a project; and for bridge project grants for bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects with total eligible costs of $100 million or less.

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program

Due April 1, 2024

$4.3 billion to develop and implement ambitious plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution.

Va. Department of Historic Resources Cost-Share Grant

Due April 5, 2024

DHR’s Survey and Planning Cost Share Grant Program assists local governments in meeting their preservation planning goals through identification of historic resources. Participating localities receive partial funding and administrative support towards a preservation planning project developed in collaboration with DHR staff. A locality competes to participate in DHR’s Cost Share program by submitting a proposal to survey historic properties, prepare national register nominations, or develop preservation plans for its jurisdiction.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block (EECBG) Grant Program Voucher Application Portal

Due April 30, 2024

EECBG Program vouchers differ from the traditional grant option by providing a more streamlined application process and reduced administrative burden. We especially encourage applicants whose EECBG Program formula allocation is less than $250,000 to pursue this option.

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Due Nov 21, 2024

$2 billion to fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation.

  • Need help? The EPA’s Community Change Equitable Resilience Technical Assistance Program helps eligible entities apply for the Community Change Grants. Contact with questions.


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