City of Roanoke
CDBG-CV/ESG -CV 2/CDBG-CV 3 - Response to COVID-19
CLOSED  Deadline  10/14/2020
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General Information

The City of Roanoke was awarded supplemental funds through the CARES Act approved into law in late March.  These funds are known as either Community Development Block Grant-COVID (CDBG-CV) and are to be used for the direct response, preparation and recovery of COVID-19 in our community. Alternatively, Emergency Solutions Grants-COVID (ESG-CV) and are to be used for the direct response, preparation and recovery of COVID-19 in our community, particularly affecting the homeless community, or the prevention of those that may become homeless. 

During the past few months, the City has solicited applications for both ESG-CV and CDBG-CV funds.

ESG-CV Application deadline 19 August 2020:

The City of Roanoke is seeking applications from qualified private or public non-profits or governmental agencies for ESG-CV2 funding for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Anticipated funding to become available upon approval by Roanoke City Council, with contracts estimated to begin no earlier than September 15, 2020.

The FY 2020-FY 2021 ESG-CV2 program priorities that will guide funding decisions are as follows:

  • Support for the Homeless and those at risk of Homelessness, including shelter operations, HMIS, case management, rapid rehousing and eviction avoidance
  • Maximum award to be $300,000 per program
  • Agencies must have a demonstrated history of offering applicable programming
  • Funds must be expended by June 30, 2021

CDBG-CV Application deadline  17 May 2020:  

Requirements  [hide this]


The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm, Wednesday,  August 19th, 2020.  Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered for funding.  Online submission is required.  All applications must be submitted using the online system.

Requested documents will not be accepted after the deadline.  Failure to submit the documents on time will result in an incomplete application.


Funds will be provided on a cost reimbursement basis. No “up front” or advance uses or expenses will be eligible for funding and it is highly unlikely that funds will cover 100% of any project or program. All applications for funding must be able to demonstrate that the program/project to be conducted meets federal income requirements that benefit low- to moderate-income individuals. Additionally, applications must clearly demonstrate project/program readiness or that the project or program that the funding is being requested for will be ready to begin construction or operate and begin providing services immediately after September 15, 2020.

No indirect costs will be allowed.

Please note that should your organization be approved for funding, federal reporting requirements are very rigid, time sensitive, and can be staff intensive; however, are a non-negotiable contract stipulation.

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Duplication of Benefits

The CARES Act prohibits CDBG-CV and/or ESG-CV funds for the duplication of benefits provided under other federal programs.  All matching funds, be they public or private, must be identified in the application.

Environmental Review

An environmental review is the process of reviewing a project and its potential environmental impacts to determine whether it meets federal, state, and local environmental standards. The environmental review process is required for all HUD-assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users. Not every project is subject to a full environmental review (i.e., every project's environmental impact must be examined, but the extent of this examination varies), but every project must be in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other related Federal and state environmental laws.

No funds may be committed to a proposed project prior to release of funds authorization from HUD. If the proposed project involves ground disturbance, demolition, construction, site improvements, or acquisition of property on which such activities will take place you may not take any action except for option agreements, until the environmental review compliance is achieved.

Income Guidelines

Roanoke Median Family Income: $76,700 (FY 2020 Income Limits)





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(Max income limit for ESG-CV funds)

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The beneficiaries of grant-funded activities must reside in the City of Roanoke.   Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to serve and recruit beneficiaries residing in the two City HUD Funds Target Areas (Melrose-Orange and Belmont/Fallon).

Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
eCFR Link to 2 CFR 200 LINK 5/4/2020 7:59:07 AM LINK
2 CFR 200 Overview provided by HUD 2CFR200OverviewfmHUD.PDF 5/4/2020 8:01:06 AM PDF
FY 2020 HUD Income Limits for Roanoke, VA FY2020IncomeLimitsDocumentationSystem--SummaryforRoanokecityVirginia.pdf 5/4/2020 8:02:12 AM PDF
Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Response REVISED April 6, 2020 Quick-Guide-CDBG-Infectious-Disease-Responsedtd6April2020.pdf 5/4/2020 8:05:14 AM PDF
CARES Act Section748-321 through 748-335 CARESActSection748-321through748-335.pdf 5/4/2020 8:21:05 AM PDF
HUD Income Calculator LINK 5/4/2020 8:29:16 AM LINK
Map of MOTA MOTAMap.pdf 5/4/2020 8:29:58 AM PDF
Map of BFTA Belmont-FallonTargetAreaMap.pdf 5/4/2020 8:30:36 AM PDF
City Council Policy on Funding Nonprofit Organizations CityCouncilPolicyonFundingNonprofitOrganizations.pdf 5/4/2020 8:31:12 AM PDF
HUD National Objectives Defined NationalObjectivesDefined.pdf 5/4/2020 8:31:39 AM PDF
Video regarding how to maneuver within grant application LINK 5/7/2020 1:47:41 PM LINK
ESG Income Limits - 30% AMI ESGIncomeLimits-HUDExchangeUpdatedApril2020.pdf 8/5/2020 7:17:37 AM PDF
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