Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee (CDCAC)

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee meeting schedules and format have changed.

     • Meeting dates and times are tentative until a public notice and agenda are posted.
     • At this time, confirmed meetings will convene virtually. Learn how to view and participate below.

The Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee (CDCAC) reviews grant requests, evaluates programs and makes recommendations to the County Board for the use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. The Committee also advises on the development of the annual Community Development program as part of Arlington’s five-year Consolidated Plan.

Public hearings on needs and performance of the CDBG program by CDCAC and the Housing Commission are held each fall. The proposed Annual Action Plan describing CDBG activities and past performance is included in the County Board budget hearing in March. October proposal review meetings are closed session.

Learn more about this Committee through the CDCAC Charter(PDF, 129KB) .

2021 Meetings

Date Location Meeting Materials
Jan. 6 Virtual
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes(Action)
  • FY 2022 Non-Competitive Program Interviews (Discussion)
    • Jorge Laura, Housing Outreach Coordinator, Arlington Housing Division
    • Courtney Lord-Martinez, Workforce Development & Curriculum Manager, Arlington Employment Center
  • FY 2022-2026 Consolidated Plan Citizen Participation Plan (Discussion)
  • FY 2022 Community Development Fund Recommendations (Information)
Feb. 3 Virtual
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Public Comment
  • Fair Housing Plan (Information)
  • FY 2022 Non-Competitive Program Interviews (Discussion)
    • Saul Reyes, BUGATA Tenant Outreach Program
  • 2021 Community Development Fund Tour
March 3 Virtual
April 7 Virtual Community Development Virtual Tour
May 5 Virtual
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes (Action)
  • Report on Diversity and Inclusion Focus Groups (Discussion)
  • FY 2023 Notice of Funding Availability, Discussion about Potential Changes (Discussion)
June 2 Virtual
  • Approval of May 5, 2021 Meeting Minutes (Action)
  • Overview of Arlington Homeownership Programs by Akeria Brown, Arlington Homeownership Coordinator (Discussion)
  • Review of FY 2023 Community Development Fund Notice of Funding Availability(Discussion)
  • Updated FY 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Allocation (Information)
July 7 Canceled
August 4 Canceled

Sept. 8

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Oct. 6

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Virtual FY 2023 Community Development Fund Applicant Presentations


  • La Cocina VA, Job Training and Entrepreneurship Center
  • ServiceSource, Aspiring. Skills. Determined. Program
  • NVFS, Training Futures
  • EcoAction, Energy Specialist Training and Community Technical Assistance
  • OAR, Employment Program
  • Perfect Inc., Employment Training and Internship Program
  • Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc., Melwood JOBS 

Oct. 13

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Virtual FY 2023 Community Development Fund Applicant Presentations


  • AHC, Inc., Resident Services for Financial and Housing Stability
  • Path Forward, Supportive Housing Project
  • APAH, Bringing Resident Services to Terwilliger Place
  • APAH, Resident Services Expanded Hours Pilot
  • City Center NOVA dba Our Stomping Ground, Building Inclusive Communities
  • Wesley, Housing Stability Initiative
  • LEDC, Achieve Your Dream
  • EcoAction, Energy Masters
  • Rebuilding Together, Volunteer Home Repair Programs 

Oct. 20

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 Virtual FY 2023 Community Development Fund Applicant Presentations


  • Alliance for Arlington Senior Programs, Internet Access for Seniors
  • Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation, Tablet Technology Training and Support for Low Income Seniors
  • NVDC, Northern Virginia Dental Clinic
  • Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation, Fitness and Food For Seniors
  • The Fenwick Foundation, Project ADAPT
  • LAJC, Economic Justice for Low-Income Immigrants
  • Just Neighbors, Immigration Legal Services
  • Ayuda, Immigration Legal Services Program   

Oct. 27

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Virtual   FY 2023 Community Development Fund Applicant Presentations 

Nov. 3

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Virtual   FY 2023 Community Development Fund Applicant Presentations 
 Dec. 1 Virtual   

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How to View and Participate in a Virtual CDCAC Meeting

Virtual CDCAC meetings will be held through electronic communication means in compliance with the Code of Virginia and Arlington County’s Continuity of Operations Ordinance. All meetings are open to virtual attendance by the public and closed to in-person attendance.

  • Committee members, staff, and public testimony will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams.
  • A recording of the meeting will be posted to the Committee’s webpage within two business days after the meeting.
  • Meeting access information will be provided on the Committee’s webpage at (link will be posted in chart above prior the meeting start)
  • Live captioning is available when using the Microsoft Teams App. Please download the free Microsoft Teams App onto your computer and test it prior to the meeting. You must be using the Teams App and be logged in in order to use the live captioning feature. For further instruction on how to join a Teams Meeting, you can visit the How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting video.
  • Audio is available from the dial-in phone option.
  • To request translation services or other reasonable accommodations, contact Caitlin Jones:;703-228-3762.

The public can participate by sharing live verbal testimony or written comments in advance.

  • Sign-up online to speak by 12:00 PM on the day of the meeting.
    • In-person registration will not be available.
    • Registered speakers will receive an email with further instruction.
    • Speakers will join the meeting via Microsoft Teams (accessible through a web browser or the free app), or, via a phone line to provide their comments.
    • To register by phone, contact Caitlin Jones: 703-228-3762.
  • Submit written comments online to the CDCAC. Comments received by 12:00 PM on the day of the meeting will be provided to the Commission in advance.