Announcements

The cities of Adel, Douglas, Eatonton, Forsyth, Rossville, Villa Rica, and Washington have been designated as Rural Zones by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and were recognized at the agency’s annual Fall Conference in October.

The 2017 legislative session marked the creation of the Rural Zones program. The General Assembly tasked DCA and the Georgia Department of Economic Development with implementing and overseeing this initiative which provides tax credits to individuals creating jobs and making qualifying investments within historic downtown areas.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Please check out the video with some of the recepients of the GA Student Service Award.  These students were intentional about doing service in their communities.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHQFlYwwMig

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) received 85 applications requesting $58,671,086 in assistance through the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY 2020 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) has begun its review of the applications using evaluation and scoring criteria outlined in the FFY 2020 CDBG Applicants’ Manual.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub.L. No. 116-136) was signed into law to respond to the growing effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. The CARES Act provides special allocations to the State of Georgia under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) programs to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

The Fourth Edition of the Uniform Chart of Accounts (UCOA) for Local Governments was approved by the State Auditor and adopted by the DCA Board at the May 2020 meeting. This includes important updates for accounting and finance in Georgia’s city, county, and consolidated governments. The UCOA Fourth Edition is available for download at this link

Protecting the health and safety of our AmeriCorps members, program staff, volunteers, and partners is our top priority. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation and follow the latest guidance from federal, state, and local health departments.CNCS is taking steps recommended by the Office of Personnel and Management and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Subject to legislative authorization and Governor Kemp’s approval, the existing program will be transferred from the Historic Preservation Division to the Department of Community Affairs, and no substantive changes have been made. Pursuant to the Requirements of the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act, as amended, Rules for all programs administered by the Historic Preservation Division can be found below.

DCA posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) on April 17th seeking a grants management system. You can access the RFP here.  

DCA held a bidders conference on April 23rd which was recorded. Click Here to view the DCA Grants Management System Bidder's Conference.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission Meeting is scheduled for

April 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 

Due to COVID-19 this will be a virtual conference meeting held via WebEx.

Join by phone

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In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has extended the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) application deadline from April 10, 2020 to May 1, 2020.  The ARC is a partnership among thirteen states and the federal government; and provides funding for community and economic development projects in 37 counties of north Georgia.

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