Immediate Threat and Danger Program
Program Description | Downloads & Related Links | Contact Information
The Immediate Threat and Danger Program provides 50% matching funds for community development activities having a particular urgency
when existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the
health or welfare of the community. Local funds must comprise at least
10% of project costs. Funding for this program comes from the state's
annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Applicants can apply for $50,000 and DCA reserves
$200,000 for "major disasters."
Eligible applicants are units of general purpose local government,
excluding metropolitan cities, urban counties, and units of
government eligible to participate in the urban counties or metropolitan
cities program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
To be fundable, applications must address
an event or situation having a particular urgency and uniqueness
that adversely affects a community and its citizens and
where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.
The event or situation must have a sense of urgency and be of recent
origin or have recently become urgent. Recent origin is defined as a
condition that developed or became critical within 18 months of
application. Ample descriptions of the cause of the threat, and
probable ramifications, must be provided.
Downloads & Related Links
Application Guidelines & Forms (PDF)
Applicants may contact DCA staff to determine if a problem
may be eligible for funding. To request an application email CDBG or call (404) 679-3168.
Assistance in developing projects and preparing applications is available
through Regional Development Centers (RDCs) and private consultants.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231