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Below is a list of funding opportunities that you can take a part in. Click on the website links to learn more about the application process and any additional grant program information.


Acquire, Renovate, Sell (ARS) Grant  

DHCD has opened the Acquire, Renovate, Sell (ARS) Grant Program which strives to create affordable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income (LMI) and first-time homebuyers by renovating properties. For those not familiar with the program, ARS (Acquire, Renovate, Sell) strives to create affordable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income (LMI), first-time homebuyers by renovating previously undervalued homes, while allowing providers increased discretion over acquisition type, region and resale. ARS is open to nonprofits, all local units of government, planning district commissions (PDC's), and housing authorities.

Applications are due January 31, 2023. Click here to apply.


FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund - Semiquincentennial Grants 

The National Park Service Semiquincentennial Grant Program supports physical preservation of cultural resources associated with the founding of the nation.  Funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), grants will fund the preservation to National Register listed historic properties including buildings, sites, structures, objects or historic districts. 

Applications due December 6, 2022. Click here to learn more.


U.S. DOT Thriving Communities Program  

The US DOT Thriving Communities Program is a $30 million collaboration between DOT and HUD to help by providing technical assistance, planning, and capacity building to support communities' knowledge and ability to access the range of program funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Applications (in the form of Letter of Interest) are due December 6, 2022. Click here to learn more.


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Sewer and Wastewater Grants 

The Virginia General Assembly allocated a portion of ARPA funds for septic, straight pipe, and sewer collection system repair, replacement, and upgrades.  Program grant funds include:  

  • Sewer Collection System (SCS) Program - $65 million for sewer system repair, replacement, and upgrades. Application due December 15, 2022
  • Septic Local Partner Program (SLPP) Program - $5 million to local partners to develop and implement a funding program for projects that provide septic repair, replacement and upgrades as a wastewater treatment solution.  Applications due December 15, 2022

So many trails, pedestrian and multimodal programs. 

Learn more about the many programs, the focus, and applying details through the Rails to Trails Conservancy’s Breakdown of Funding Opportunities.

Central Virginia Planning District Commission


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Lynchburg, VA 24504
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