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The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program works to rebuild areas affected by disaster through grants for unmet housing needs, infrastructure, and business needs.  Congress appropriates these funds in response to presidentially declared disasters. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates the appropriated funding to states and entitlement communities based on unmet needs.

DCA is currently administering three separate allocations: 2017 Unmet Needs, 2017 Mitigation, and 2018 Unmet Needs (Hurricane Michael). Two tornadoes touched down in Southwest Georgia (DR 4294 and DR 4297) and Hurricane Irma (DR 4338) affected the coast in 2017. In 2018, Hurricane Michael (DR 4400) ravaged Southwest Georgia again. Additional information pertaining to the individual allocations can be found in the tabs located at the bottom of the page.

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity:
DCA’s Fair Housing policies can be found on the following webpage: https://www.dca.ga.gov/fairhousing.
If you need further information regarding DCA’s Fair Housing policies, please contact a DCA Fair Housing Coordinator at fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.
 
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    Proposed Substantial Amendment to the 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 https://www.dca.ga.gov/sites/default/files/2017-2018_cdbg-mit_substantial_amendment_final.pdf.  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