The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is hosting its 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Summit in Athens, Georgia on October 7-10, 2024.

The State of Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program provides grants to cities of fewer than 50,000 people and counties of fewer than 200,000. The purpose of the program is "to assist in developing viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes."


OneGeorgia Authority

Equity Program – Rural Workforce Housing Initiative

May 15, 2024

OneGeorgia Authority releases this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rural Workforce Housing Initiative. Funding will be made available to assist local communities with housing development to address a shortage of housing stock that impacts the workforce economy.

The next Georgia National Register Review Board Meeting will be held on May 3, 2024. Information about recently listed properties can be found here

For further information contact Donald Rooney, National Register Specialist at


FFY24 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Application is NOW OPEN

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2024 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program competition.  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).

Public Comment Notice

FFY2024 Goals and Action Steps

for ESG

The State of Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently preparing its  FFY2024/SFY2025 Annual Action Plan for the 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan for the State fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024. The application submission periods for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program will begin in April 2024.

The DCA ESG Program competition will open Monday, April 8, 2024.

The DCA ESG Program will have four (4) Q & A webinars offered during the competition. Local government entities and non-profit organizations applying for the ESG Program are encouraged to attend at least (1) Q & A webinar.


Q & A Webinars

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hello current GICH communities and alumni!

These are the applications for Alumni Certification and the new GICH Senior Year Program. These are separate applications and you do not have to fill out one to fill out the other. To apply for GICH Senior Year, you must be certified. If you are planning to apply for GICH Senior Year but are not currently certified, please submit an alumni certification application first. If you meet the qualifications, you will be eligible to apply for GICH Senior Year.