2018 Emergency Solutions Grants and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Application Workshop Announcement

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2018 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible persons, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The HOPWA Program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and persons in their family. 

The application process will open on Thursday , March 8, 2018 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on  Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5pm. 

Please note that there will be a cut-off date for receiving your log-in information for the online system used for applications.  Applicants are able to Register for login information beginning on Thursday , March 08, 2018 and ending on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Information regarding the application process for ESG will be posted on our web site at:  https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/emergency-solutions-grants/esg-funding-competition.  Information regarding the application process for HOPWA will be posted on our website at: https://dca.ga.gov/housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/housing-opportunities-persons-aids-hopwa.

DCA will offer four in person workshops that will go over the programs, the application process, and the application timeline.  Please click the link below to register for the location of your choice.  These workshops are scheduled for:

Thursday March 01, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

River Edge Behavioral Health Center

175 Emery Highway

Macon, GA  31217


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Friday, March 02, 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SW Georgia Community Action Council

910 1st Avenue SE

Moultrie, GA 31768


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Monday, March 05, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

3510 Shallowford Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30341



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 Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:30am-1:30pm

Augusta Headquarters Library

823 Telfair St

Augusta, GA 30901


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All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in person workshops listed above to learn about changes that have been made to the ESG and HOPWA programs for 2018 applications.  In the event that you are unable to attend an in person workshop, or if you would like to see the presentation again after attending in person, DCA will also offer an application workshop webinar on March 08, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  To attend the webinar, please register using the following link:

Please register for 2018 DCA ESG and HOPWA Application Workshop on Mar 8, 2018 9:00 AM EDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We appreciate your time in reviewing this information.  Please feel free to pass it along to others within your agency, or to any organization that serves the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in your community.  Should you have questions regarding these workshops, please contact Marion Goulbourne at Marion.Goulbourne@dca.ga.gov or Dr. Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.Makkar@dca.ga.gov.

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 at: (404) 679-4840 or fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.