2024 CDBG Summit

Monday, October 7, 2024 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 11:55pm

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."

The Summit combines the previously held Applicants’ and Recipients’ Workshops into one event, and is a mandatory workshop designed to benefit both applicants and recipients of State of Georgia CDBG funds. The attendance requirement can be satisfied by sending any city or county staff directly involved with the grant, as well as the grant consultant(s) or regional commission representatives to attend the Summit as outlined below. Attendance by grant writers/administrators on behalf of an applicant or recipient does not satisfy the attendance requirement.

  • Recipients: Day 1 - Recipient Overview; Day 2 – Compliance; Day 4 – Housing (optional)
  • Applicants: Day 2 – Compliance; Day 3 – Application Development; Day 4 – Housing (optional)


The Summit will cover everything you need to know about how to apply or administer CDBG funding. Topics to be discussed include the application and implementation process, specifically eligible activities, national objectives, citizen participation/public hearing components, award limits, environmental review, procurement procedures, technical compliance and assistance, fair housing, and Davis Bacon labor requirements, and much more.

The State of Georgia anticipates awarding an estimated $40,000,000 for FY2025 through the Annual Competition and CDBG set-aside programs depending on funding availability. Eligible interested parties are invited to apply for a wide variety of community development, infrastructure, economic development, or housing projects.

Who should attend: Representatives from cities and counties meeting the State CDBG Program’s eligibility requirements and recipients of FY2024 CDBG awards should plan to attend. Though not required, it may be valuable to have your architect or engineer attend this workshop. Attendance will enhance the quality of your project, thereby increasing your likelihood of timely and successful implementation.

Registration Information: Click here to register online through September 16, 2024. Credit card payments are accepted. Invoiced registrations not received by 9/16/24 will be cancelled. Onsite registrations or payments will not be accepted.

  • Summit registration - $325 (includes the Awards Luncheon, meals and refreshment breaks as outlined on the agenda)
  • Awards luncheon only - $50

Location: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia 30602

Hotel Rate: $149 per night plus applicable taxes (not included with registration). Hotel room block available until 09/16/2024. Follow this link to make your room reservation today.


University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602