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.

Beginning January 1, 2024, economic development projects requesting an allocation amount greater than $20,000,000 must receive a letter affirming the financial feasibility of this transaction from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Want to Serve as an AmeriCorps Member in Georgia?  Go to and select 'Search Listings' to look for openings in Georgia or across the country. There are various filters available to narrow your search. Or you can call the AmeriCorps Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.

For additional questions, contact a program directly from the list of current programs or contact Georgia Serves at

The next Georgia National Register Review Board Meeting will be held on May 5, 2024. Information about recently listed properties can be found here

For further information contact Donald Rooney, National Register Specialist at


(Atlanta November 2023) GICH Senior Year is a new, competitive program for GICH Certified Alumni Communities with a mission to holistically invest affordable housing funds into Georgia communities based on their strategic vision.  The goal for The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is to braid targeted investments in 1-2 targeted and competitively selected alumni communities. Those braided investments may include guaranteed awards or strong competitive advantage within LIHTC, CHIP, and CDBG.