This week we are excited to bring you updates from the future preservationists of Georgia! Graduate students in Historic Preservation and related fields have accomplished a lot this academic year and have contributed to interesting projects across the state and the country! Many are also participating in internships in the preservation field this summer. These students and recent graduates bring so much to the table with their experiences and perspectives. We look forward to seeing what they do in preservation in Georgia and the wider world in the years to come.

The PDF of the FFY23-24 DCA HOPWA Application Workshop PowerPoint.

The PDF of the FFY23 DCA ESG Application Workshop PowerPoint.

2023 Emergency Solutions Grants Application Workshop Announcement

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is announcing the 2023 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. The ESG Program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible person, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

The DCA ESG and HOPWA Programs application process will open Monday, April 10, 2023.

The DCA ESG Program will have four (4) Q & A webinars offered during the application process. The HOPWA Program will have two (2) Q & A webinars during the application process. Local government entities and non-profit organizations applying for ESG and/or HOPWA are encouraged to attend at least one (1) Q & A webinar.

Q & A Webinars

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(ESG Only)

Registration for schools is now open for participation in the 2023 GA Student Service Award program.  Also, please make sure you download the Excel Spreadsheet attached to this site that must be submitted with the name(s) of Seniors and certified hours.  Email this form to

Deadline is March 31.

As part of their “State-of-the-State Historic Tax Credit” program, The National Trust for Historic Preservation has published a resource guide, webinar, and interactive tools that succinctly present program details for state historic tax credit programs across the country, along with tangible benefits the programs provide. By comparing program features nationwide, these new tools give policy makers, stakeholders, and advocates access to a breadth of options to develop and strengthen state historic tax credit incentives.

Notice of Intent to Adopt revised Rules for the Georgia State Income Tax Credit for Rehabilitated Historic Property Program, Historic Preservation Division, Department of Community Affairs.

Pursuant to the Requirements of the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, as amended, attached are the revised Rules for the Historic Preservation Division's State Income Tax Credit for Rehabilitated Historic Property Program. Also attached are a Notice of Intent form and a Summary of the proposed program rule amendments.