The City of Roanoke has been awarded supplemental funds through the CARES Act approved into law in late March. These funds are known as CDBG-CV and are to be used for the direct response, preparation and recovery of COVID-19 in our community. The City of Roanoke is seeking applications from qualified private or public non-profits or governmental agencies for CDBG-CV funding for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.
The FY 2020-FY 2021 CDBG-CV program priorities that will guide funding decisions are as follows:
- Support for the Homeless and those at risk of Homelessness, including shelter operations
- Workforce Development
- Small business loans/grants for capital or job creation or retention
- Microenterprise Assistance
- Physical/Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services related to COVID-19
- Food Assistance
Additional program guidance can be found by clicking here; the Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Response (revised April 6, 2020). Said guide provides examples of eligible activities to support Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Response, qualifying under the categories of economic development assistance, public service, and building/public facility improvements.