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.


US EDA's Disaster Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Open for Requests

$103 million available. Due to natural disaster declarations in 2021 and 2022 in Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties, Disaster Supplemental funding is available for a wide range of Economic Adjustment Assistance project types including planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, revolving loan funds, public works, and infrastructure projects. Submissions should be based on long-term, regionally oriented, coordinated, and collaborative economic development or redevelopment strategies that foster economic growth and resilience. Projects must be consistent with the CVPDC's CEDS. A webinar and its slideshow introducing the NOFO appear at www.eda.gov along with additional information.


EPA's free Water Technical Assistance (WaterTA)

Open for Requests

TA supports communities to identify water challenges, develop plans, build capacity, and develop application materials to access water infrastructure funding. Learn more about WaterTA services and programs and view past WaterTA webinars and presentations.


EPA's free Community Change Technical Assistance (CCTA)

Open for Requests

The EPA Environmental and Climate Justice Program’s Community Change Grants aim to support environmental and climate justice activities that benefit disadvantaged communities through projects that reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to respond to environmental and climate justice challenges.  Under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), EPA received $200 million for TA, which includes TA to provide support for preparing an application for the Community Change Grants.


Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program

Coming Soon in 2024

The CFI Program is a competitive grant program created to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.  


Virginia Department of Energy Awarded $156 Million for Solar for All Program

Coming Soon

The Virginia Department of Energy (Virginia Energy) will receive over $156 million in federal funding under the federal Solar for All grant. Around 50% of Virginia households are eligible to benefit from the program.

The funding will be available to Virginia for the next five years. Residential rooftop solar and shared solar developments qualify for the grant dollars. Developers may also submit larger projects, such as solar for community housing. The funding is focused mostly on low-income residents or people who live in communities designated as underserved. Projects must be designed to result in a minimum of 20% savings on their energy bills.


Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grant Program

Coming Soon in 2024

Approximately $40 million is expected to be available. The Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Grant Program provides grants to implement the National Recycling Strategy to improve post-consumer materials management and infrastructure; support improvements to local post-consumer materials management and recycling programs; and assist local waste management authorities in making improvements to local waste management systems. 

Eligible activities:

  • Innovative solutions or programs that provide or increase access to prevention, reuse, and recycling in areas that currently do not have access.
  • The purchase of recycling equipment, including but not limited to sorting equipment, waste metering, trucks, processing facilities, etc.
  • Upgrades to material recovery facilities (MRFs) such as optical sorters, artificial intelligence, etc.
  • Development of or upgrades to composting facilities or anaerobic digesters to increase capacity for organics recycling.
  • Development of or upgrades to curbside collection programs or drop-off stations for organics.
  • Development of or upgrades to reuse infrastructure such as online reuse platforms, community repair spaces, technology and equipment to improve materials management reuse options, food donation, and upcycling, staging areas for material reuse/donation, reuse warehouses, and reuse centers, and electronic waste and computer recycling and refurbishing.

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program

Due May 28th, 2024

The CRISI program is aimed at enhancing railroad safety, efficiency, and reliability across the US. Up to $2,478,391,050 is available for awards.


Manufactured Housing and the PRICE Competition

Due June 5, 2024

$235 million available. HUD issued the Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) competition to assist with increasing accessibility to manufactured housing and ensuring it is safely built for its inhabitants. Eligible applicants can apply for funding to preserve long-term affordability for residents of manufactured housing or manufactured housing communities (MHCs), to revitalize or redevelop MHCs, and to primarily benefit low-and-moderate income (LMI) residents.

View the PRICE Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  Learn more about the PRICE NOFO on HUD.gov. Contact PRICE@hud.gov with questions about the PRICE NOFO.

HUD is hosting a series of webinars to educate prospective PRICE applicants about the intent of PRICE, applicable Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) regulations, considerations for Tribal applicants, and application must-haves. Learn more about the PRICE NOFO Webinars and register today.


US DOE Office of State and Community Energy "Renew America's Schools"

Due June 13, 2024

$500 million available. In this round, DOE is implementing a prize-to-cooperative-agreement funding model to streamline the application process, and to provide LEAs earlier, more targeted support. Like the 2022 Renew America’s Schools grant, the 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize will fund energy-efficient and clean energy infrastructure improvements at districts across the country.  


Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program

Due June 17, 2024

ATIIP will award $45 million for two types of grants: Planning & Design and Construction. The former must have planning and design costs of at least $100,000. Construction grants of at least $15 million will fund a safe and connected active transportation network (or expansion thereof) or "spine." Both types of ATIIP grants intend to integrate active transportation facilities to transit services. 

FHWA plans to conduct outreach regarding ATIIP in the form of a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Register for the ATIIP outreach webinar here


DCR's Resilient Virginia Revolving Loan Fund

 Due June 30, 2024

The Resilient Virginia Revolving Loan Fund (RVRF), established in 2022 to assist in developing projects that improve resilience from flooding, has opened a $12.5 million round and is accepting applications on a rolling basis through June 30, 2024. 


Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program

Due July 25, 2024

$932 million are available to replace existing non-zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission vehicles, to support zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, and to train and develop workers.


Bridge Investment Program, Planning, and Bridge Project Grants

Due October 1, 2024 (FY25 planning grants); November 1, 2024 (FY25 grants)

$9.7 billion for both planning grants and bridge project grants with total eligible costs of $100 million or less. Technical assistance is available to recipients who receive Bridge Investment Program grants.


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 equitableresilience@epa.gov with questions.

 

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