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Mr. Steed Robinson

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 l ines, 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 total funding level is approximately $37.4 million with approximately $26 million available for the annual competition. The maximum amount available per applicant is $750,000 for Single-Activity during regular competition and $1,000,000 for Multi-Activity during regular competition. More...

Local Match Requirements - Annual Competition:

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

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  • 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 detailed below. 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.

  • On April 2, 2018, the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) received 105 applications requesting $67,408,690 in assistance through the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2018 Annual Competition.

    A detailed analysis of the types of applications received and the amounts requested as well as an alphabetical listing with project descriptions are provided. The Community Finance Division (CFD) will be reviewing the applications using DCA’s HUD-approved Method of Distribution as the standard for evaluation and scoring. Funding announcements are anticipated in August 2018.