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Public Notice Proposed Substantial Action Plan Amendment for 2017 CDBG-MIT Action Plan

Notice is hereby given by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs of a proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2017 CDBG-MIT Action Plan. The proposed amendment involves a supplemental allocation of CDBG-MIT funds to the communities affected by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive citizen comments on the Substantial Amendment.

DCA will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM which will be streamed live. To register visit, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7159135029871888395 .

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Summary: This Substantial Amendment addresses the supplemental appropriation of $2,669,000 allocated to the State of Georgia by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This funding is intended to assist the communities affected by Hurricane Michael in 2018 with the mitigation of vital public infrastructure to reduce and/or eliminate the risk to people and property in the wake of future natural disasters.

This amendment will detail the specifications surrounding usage of the CDBG-MIT funds as well as an updated timeline of expenditures.

The supplemental appropriation requires a substantial amendment and public notice as described in the HUD Federal Register Notice 86 FR 561.

The Substantial Amendment and DCA’s Citizens Participation Plan is available on the Georgia Department Affairs website at www.dca.ga.gov.  Comments and questions may be submitted:

By email to:  cdbg-dr@dca.ga.gov.


Or by mail to:

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Community Finance Division/CDBG-DR

60 Executive Park South, NE

Atlanta, Ga 30329

CDBG Mitigation Funding
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $26,961,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds (CDBG-MIT) to the State of Georgia. DCA created a CDBG-MIT Infrastructure Program with this allocation for activities that mitigate against future disasters in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma as well as the 2017 January tornadoes in Southwest, Georgia.

Eligible Counties:
Berrien, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Thomas, Turner, Wilcox, Worth

Most Impacted and Distressed Areas:
31520 (Glynn County), 31548 (Camden County) and 31701, 31705, 31707 (Dougherty County)

Revised MIT Infrastructure Timeline         

Date Description
11/30/2020 MIT Infrastructure Application Relaunch
12/09/2020 CDBG-MIT Application Walk Through Webinar Recording 12/9/2020
02/10/2021 MIT Infrastructure Application Deadline



  • Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting

    Pursuant to Federal Register Notice 84 FR 45838, after the approval of DCA’s Mitigation Action Plan, a Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) has been established for increased transparency in the implementation of CDBG–MIT funds. The purpose of this committee is to provide on-going public input into mitigation activities, to continuously inform the mitigation program, assist with program refinement and solicit and respond to public comment on mitigation activities. The 1st CAC meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1pm.   To access the meeting please see the information below:

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