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Mr. Steed Robinson

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded block grant to states that focuses on benefiting low- to moderate-income people by providing resources for livable neighborhoods, economic empowerment, and decent housing.

Several different programs are managed through an annual allocation including the CDBG Annual Competition, the Employment Incentive Program set-aside, the Immediate Threat and Danger Set-aside (IT&D), and local Economic Development Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs).  For additional information on these programs, visit the Resources Area.

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  • The State of Georgia's Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is proposing to amend its current Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018/State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 Method of Distribution (MOD) and to propose a new FFY 2019/SFY 2020 MOD for the State's Non-Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. The MOD affects the CDBG Annual Competition, the CDBG Employment Incentive Program (EIP), the CDBG Redevelopment Fund (RDF) program, the Immediate Threat and Danger (ITAD) Program, and the 108 Loan Guarantee program. Amendments to the MOD require U.S Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approval prior to enactment. The draft of the amended FFY 2018 and the proposed FFY 2019 MODs may be found as documents detailed below.

    The public may contact DCA directly at (404) 679-0594 or through the TDD line at (404) 679-4915 to receive a written copy of the amended Method of Distribution.

    Comments by the public regarding the amended and proposed MODs will be accepted for a period of review and consideration, ending 5:00 p.m., December 9, 2018.  The State encourages citizens and other interested parties to review the amended FFY 2018 and the proposed FFY 2019 MODs and to submit comments to kathleen.vaughn@dca.ga.gov or to:

    CDBG Method of Distribution
    Georgia Department of Community Affairs
    Attn: Kathleen Vaughn
    60 Executive Park South NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329-2231

    A Public Hearing regarding the amended FFY 2018 and the proposed FFY 2019 MODs will be held at the following:

    November 29, 2018 –10:00 AM
    Georgia Department of Community Affairs
    Room 178
    60 Executive Park South
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 679-0594
    Email: kathleen.vaughn@dca.ga.gov
    Web:
    www.dca.ga.gov

    The public may also join the public hearing via webinar. Please register for the CDBG Method Distribution Public Hearing on November 29, 2018, 10:00 AM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4669776910955827459.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact Kathleen Vaughn at: (404) 679-0594 or email fairhousing@dca.ga.gov

     

  • El Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios (DCA) del Estado de Georgia propone modificar su actual Año Fiscal Federal (FFY) 2018 / Año Fiscal Estatal (SFY) 2019 Método de Distribución (MOD) y proponer un nuevo FFY 2019 / SFY 2020 MOD para los programas estatales sin-privilegios de subvención en bloque de desarrollo comunitario (CDBG). El MOD afecta la Competencia Anual CDBG, el Programa de Incentivos al Empleo (EIP) de CDBG, el Programa de Fondo de Reurbanización de CDBG (RDF), el Programa de Riesgo Inmediato y Peligro (ITAD) y el Programa de Garantía de Préstamos 108. Las enmiendas a la MOD requieren la aprobación del Departamento la Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) de los EE. UU. antes de su ratificación. El bosquejo de la modificación del FFY 2018 y las propuestas MOD de FFY 2019 se pueden encontrar en:

    https://www.dca.ga.gov/community-economic-development/funding-programs/community-development-block-grants-cdbg/newsroom-1

    El público puede comunicarse con DCA directamente al (404) 679-0594 o a través de la línea TDD al (404) 679-4915 para recibir una copia escrita y enmendados del Método de Distribución.

    Los comentarios del público con respecto a las propuestas de MOD enmendados se aceptarán por un período de revisión y consideración, que finalizará a las 5:00 pm del 9 de Diciembre de 2018. El Estado exhorta a los ciudadanos y otras partes interesadas a revisar el FFY 2018 enmendado y la propuesta para el FFY 2019 MOD y a enviar comentarios a kathleen.vaughn@dca.ga.gov o a:

    CDBG Method of Distribution
    Georgia Department of Community Affairs
    Attn: Kathleen Vaughn
    60 Executive Park South NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329-2231

    Se realizará una audiencia pública acerca del FFY 2018 enmendado y las propuestas MOD para el FFY 2019 Se llevarán a cabo en el lugar siguiente:

    Noviembre 29, 2018 – 10:00 am
    Georgia Department of Community Affairs
    Sala 178
    60 Executive Park South
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404) 679-0594
    Correo Electronico: kathleen.vaughn@dca.ga.gov
    Web:
    www.dca.ga.gov

    El público también puede unirse a la audiencia pública a través de un seminario web. Favor de regístrese para la Audiencia Pública de Distribución de Métodos CDBG el 29 de noviembre de 2018, 10:00 AM EST en:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4669776910955827459

    Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse al seminario web.

    El Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios de Georgia se compromete a proporcionar a todas las personas un acceso equitativo a sus servicios, programas, actividades, educación y empleo, independientemente de su raza, color, nacionalidad, religión, sexo, estado familiar, discapacidad o edad. Para una adaptación razonable o si necesita un formato o idioma alternativo, comuníquese con Kathleen Vaughn al: (404) 679-0594 o envíe un correo electrónico a fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

     

  • 60 communities to get funding for critical community needs

    Atlanta, GA (August 24, 2018) – Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that 60 Georgia communities will receive a total of more than $40 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

    "Strong and prosperous communities enhance the quality of life for citizens and generate economic development opportunities across the state," said Deal. "The CDBG program enables cities and counties to direct federal funding to address critical community needs and revitalize the local economies that need it most. By investing in smaller cities and rural areas, we are preparing an even brighter future for all of Georgia, maximizing opportunities for citizens and further solidifying Georgia’s position as the No. 1 state in the nation for business."

    "CDBG is a vital community development tool for rural Georgia," said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn. "This program’s impact can be felt in every corner of our state."

    Of this year’s grant awards, $38.2 million will go to infrastructure projects such as neighborhood revitalization, construction of community facilities, and water, sewer, drainage or street improvements. An additional $2.8 million will be disbursed through the Employment Incentive Program (EIP) and the Redevelopment Fund, which together are projected to create 345 new jobs and generate $50.2 million in additional private investment.

    Since 2011, the CDBG program’s investments in new and enhanced health care facilities have helped more than 30,000 Georgians gain access to improved health care services, primarily in hard-to-reach areas. Over the last eight years, the CDBG program has funded critical projects to improve water and sewer services for more than 125,000 people in rural communities. DCA has granted 59 EIP awards during the last eight award cycles to create 5,292 jobs and retain 308 more. Since 2011, EIP has generated more than $1.32 billion in private investment across the state. From 2011 to 2018, more than 12,000 children, youth and seniors have benefitted from the construction of public facilities such as community centers and Boys and Girls Clubs.

    A complete list of the 2018 CDBG awards is attached. Communities are listed in alphabetical order.

    For more information regarding Georgia’s CDBG awards, please visit DCA’s website at dca.ga.gov and search for CDBG. In addition, informational sessions for CDBG recipient communities and elected officials will take place during the DCA Fall Conference, which is scheduled for October 10-11, 2018, at the Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia. Please go to the DCA homepage to register and/or find out more information about the workshop. Workshop-related questions may also be directed to Dana Mykytyn at (404) 679-5275 or Dana.Mykytyn@dca.ga.gov.

    About the Department of Community Affairs

    The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to build strong and vibrant neighborhoods, commercial and industrial areas through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified Georgians with low and moderate incomes buy homes, rent housing and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.

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