Annual CDBG Competition

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Basic Info

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides funding to assist a wide range of eligible activities, including housing improvement projects, public facilities such as water and sewer lines, buildings such as local health centers or head start centers, and economic development projects. All projects must substantially benefit low and moderate income persons.

The maximum amount available per applicant is $1,000,000 for Single-Activity during regular competition and $1,250,000 for Multi-Activity during regular competition.

Local Match Requirements - Annual Competition:

  • Grants up to $300,000, or grants for single activity housing projects - no matching funds required.
  • Grants of $300,001 to $750,000 - 5% local matching funds required.
  • Grants of $750,001 to $1,000,000 - 10% local matching funds required.
  • Grants of $1,000,001 or more - 15% local matching funds required.

Eligible Applicants
Eligible applicants are units of general local government, excluding metropolitan cities, urban counties, and units of government eligible to participate in the urban counties or metropolitan cities programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eligible applicants selected for funding will be those having the greatest need as evidenced by poverty and per capita income and whose applications most adequately address the needs of low and moderate income persons and have the greatest impact.





  • Atlanta, GA – Commissioner Christopher Nunn announced today that forty Georgia communities will receive more than $35 million in federal grants to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the annual funds to the State’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The awarded communities are comprised of counties and cities statewide which will implement an array of community development projects across the state including housing improvement projects, public facilities such as water and sewer lines or street improvements and buildings such as local health centers or senior centers.

    “Community Development Block Grants are impactful tools that benefit all parts of the state, especially rural Georgia,” stated DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn. “These awards represent locally-driven city and county solutions that will improve the quality of life for many Georgians.”

    The State CDBG program is available to eligible non-entitlement local governments. The annual grants support community projects, facilitate creation of jobs, and assist low and moderate-income citizens. This year’s grant awards will fund $30.5 million in infrastructure projects, $3.8 million in housing projects, and $3 million in various building projects.

    Since 2012, the CDBG program’s investments in new and enhanced health care facilities have helped more than 39,000 Georgians gain access to improved health care services, primarily in hard-to-reach areas. Over the last 10 years, the CDBG program has provided the resources for critical water and sewer improvements to serve more than 143,000 residents in rural areas. The program has also supported the construction or enhancement of community facilities that serve more than 46,000 youth and senior citizens.

    The CDBG grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs received 66 applications requesting more than $59 million, according to KimberlyCarter, DCA’s Director of Community Finance. The applications are scored, rated, and ranked with grants awarded based on the applicant’s overall ranking.

    A complete list of 2022 CDBG awards is available here as well as linked below.

  • State of Georgia CDBG 2022 Annual Competition Underway

    The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) received 66 applications requesting $59,298,180 in assistance through the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2022 Annual Competition. 

    An alphabetical listing with project descriptions is provided. The Community Finance Division (CFD) will review applications using the evaluation and scoring criteria outlined in the FFY 2022 CDBG Applicants’ Manual. Funding announcements are anticipated in September 2022.

    2022 CDBG Annual Competition Application Descriptions