Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee (CDCAC)

3NOTICE: 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).

Learn more about CDCAC's Electronic Meeting Policy(PDF, 150KB).

2024 Meetings

Date & Agenda  Location  Topics & Materials 
Jan. 3 

Hybrid - Room 311 


  1. Meeting Minutes(PDF, 160KB)
  2. RACE to Rebuilding Trust and Community NOFA Overview (Information)
  3. CSBG Quarterly Report (Information)

Feb. 7 

Meeting Recording

Hybrid - Room 311 


  1. Meeting Minutes(PDF, 218KB)
  2. Non-Competitive Community Development Fund FY 2025 Program Proposals – 45 minutes
    1. Akeria Brown, MIPAP Program, Arlington Housing Division(PDF, 2MB)
    2. Jorge Laura, Housing Outreach Program, Arlington Housing Division(PDF, 4MB)
    3. Saul Reyes, Promotora Program, BUGATA

March 6 

Meeting Recording

Hybrid - Room 311

  1. Meeting Minutes(PDF, 206KB)
  2. Non-Competitive Community Development Fund FY 2025 Program Proposals
    1. Ockidde Harris, Childcare Development Associate Training Program, Arlington Employment Center(PDF, 256KB)
  3. FY 2025 HUD Annual Action Plan (Action)
    1. Draft Citizen Summary
    2. Draft Action Plan Narratives
  4. FY 2025 Community Development Fund Budget Overview (Information)
April 3 
Community Development Bus Tour
May 1 

Hybrid - Room 311 

  1. FY 2025 Community Development Fund Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Debrief
  2. Long-Term Changes to Community Development Fund NOFA Process 
June 5  Virtual TBD 
July 3  Cancelled Cancelled
Sept. 4  TBD  TBD 
Oct. 2  TBD  TBD 
Oct. 9  TBD  TBD 
Oct. 16  TBD  TBD 
Oct. 23  TBD  TBD 
Oct. 30  TBD  TBD 
Nov. 6  TBD  TBD 
Dec. 4  TBD  TBD 

View past meetings

How to View and Participate in a Virtual or Hybrid CDCAC Meeting

CDCAC meetings are held either virtually or hybrid. If being held hybrid (both in-person and virtually), members of the public may attend in-person or via electronic communications using Microsoft Teams.

  • 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.
  • 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.