Announcements

August 18, 2022 - Notice is hereby given by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs of the amending of the FFY2022 for the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant Method of Distribution. The proposed amendment involves modifications to the allocation of funds and the scope of the Innovative Grant Program Set-Aside. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive citizen comments on the proposed amendment.

The Department is committed to providing communities with the financial resources to adequately address local needs including providing safe and affordable housing and other transformational changes. As an additional resource to help local governments meet this challenge, DCA will broaden the CDBG Innovative Grant program by providing additional guidance which more closely aligns with current state priorities. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive citizen comments on the proposed amendment which includes increasing the allocation from $4 million to $10 million. Georgia’s FFY2022 CDBG program is offered to eligible cities and counties for a wide range of activities as authorized under Section 105(a) of the Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) of 1974, as amended. All parties, organizations, and individuals interested in reviewing a copy of the current State of Georgia Method of Distribution can be found at: https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5875.  

The public comment period began on August 18, 2022, by posting on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website and distribution by e-mail to program stakeholders to inform the public of the proposed amendment to Method of Distribution and inviting comments through Tuesday, August 30, 2022. You may direct comments during the open comment period to:

By email to:  cdbg.biz@dca.ga.gov

Or by mail to:

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Community Finance Division/CDBG
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, Ga 30329

DCA will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. at 11:00 AM which will be streamed live. To register visit, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2024364059612108045. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

December 20, 2021 - Notice is hereby given by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs of the drafting of the FFY2022 for the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant Method of Distribution. The proposed Method of Distribution outlines the national program goals and objectives outlined in Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act as well as the State’s CDBG program goals to accomplish the following:

  • Address State and community priorities;
  • Ensure fairness in the treatment of all applications;
  • Promote the development of affordable housing;
  • Assist communities in preserving and developing basic infrastructure and public facilities; and
  • Support economic development activities that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons through job training and job creation.

Georgia’s FFY2022 CDBG program is offered to eligible cities and counties for a wide range of activities as authorized under Section 105(a) of the Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) of 1974, as amended. The eligible activities for the FFY20221 program year are described within the Method of Distribution which can be downloaded/viewed at https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5875.

The public comment period began on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­December 20, 2021 by posting on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website and distribution by e-mail to program stakeholders to inform the public of the proposed Method of Distribution and inviting comments through January 6, 2022. All parties, organizations, and individuals interested in reviewing a copy may do so on DCA’s website at www.dca.ga.gov. You may direct comments during the open comment period to:

 

By email to:  cdbg.biz@dca.ga.gov

 

Or by mail to:
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Community Finance Division/CDBG
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, Ga 30329

DCA will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM which will be streamed live. To register visit, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622723663588805899. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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20 de diciembre de 2021 - El Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios de Georgia notifica la redacción del FFY2022 para el Método de Distribución de Subvenciones en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario del Estado de Georgia. El Método de Distribución propuesto describe las metas y objetivos del programa nacional descritos en el Título I de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario, así como las metas del programa CDBG del Estado para lograr lo siguiente:

  • Abordar las prioridades del Estado y la comunidad;
  • Garantizar la equidad en el tratamiento de todas las solicitudes;
  • Promover el desarrollo de viviendas asequibles;
  • Ayudar a las comunidades a preservar y desarrollar la infraestructura básica y las instalaciones públicas; y
  • Apoyar las actividades de desarrollo económico que beneficien principalmente a las personas de ingresos bajos y moderados a través de la capacitación laboral y la creación de empleo.

El programa FFY2022 CDBG de Georgia se ofrece a ciudades y condados elegibles para una amplia gama de actividades según lo autorizado por la Sección 105 (a) de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario (HCDA) de 1974, según enmendada. Las actividades elegibles para el año del programa FFY20221 se describen dentro del Método de distribución que se puede descargar / ver en https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5875.

El período de comentarios públicos comenzó el 20 de diciembre de ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2021  publicando en el sitio web del Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios de Georgia y distribuyéndolo por correo electrónico a las partes interesadas del programa para informar al público sobre el Método de Distribución propuesto e invitando a comentarios hasta el 6 de enero de 2022. Todas las partes, organizaciones e individuos interesados en revisar una copia pueden hacerlo en el sitio web de DCA en  www.dca.ga.gov. Puede dirigir los comentarios durante el período de comentarios abiertos a:

 

Por correo electrónico a: cdbg.biz@dca.ga.gov

O por correo a:
Georgia Department of Community AffairsCommunity Finance Division/CDBG60 Executive Park South, NEAtlanta, Ga 30329

DCA llevará a cabo una audiencia pública virtual el jueves 6 de enero de 2022 a las 10:00 a.m.  que se transmitirá en vivo. Para registrarse visite,  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622723663588805899. Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación que contiene información sobre cómo unirse al seminario web.

Para obtener una copia del Método de Distribución en español, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a cdbg.biz@dca.ga.gov.

December 20, 2021 - Notice is hereby given by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs of the drafting of the FFY2022 for the State of Georgia Community Development Block Grant Method of Distribution. The proposed Method of Distribution outlines the national program goals and objectives outlined in Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act as well as the State’s CDBG program goals to accomplish the following:

  • Address State and community priorities;
  • Ensure fairness in the treatment of all applications;
  • Promote the development of affordable housing;
  • Assist communities in preserving and developing basic infrastructure and public facilities; and
  • Support economic development activities that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons through job training and job creation.

Georgia’s FFY2022 CDBG program is offered to eligible cities and counties for a wide range of activities as authorized under Section 105(a) of the Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) of 1974, as amended. The eligible activities for the FFY20221 program year are described within the Method of Distribution which can be downloaded/viewed at https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5875.

The public comment period began on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­December 20, 2021 by posting on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website and distribution by e-mail to program stakeholders to inform the public of the proposed Method of Distribution and inviting comments through January 6, 2022. All parties, organizations, and individuals interested in reviewing a copy may do so on DCA’s website at www.dca.ga.gov. You may direct comments during the open comment period to:

 

By email to:  cdbg.biz@dca.ga.gov

 

Or by mail to:
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Community Finance Division/CDBG
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, Ga 30329

DCA will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM which will be streamed live. To register visit, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622723663588805899. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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20 de diciembre de 2021 - El Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios de Georgia notifica la redacción del FFY2022 para el Método de Distribución de Subvenciones en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario del Estado de Georgia. El Método de Distribución propuesto describe las metas y objetivos del programa nacional descritos en el Título I de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario, así como las metas del programa CDBG del Estado para lograr lo siguiente:

  • Abordar las prioridades del Estado y la comunidad;
  • Garantizar la equidad en el tratamiento de todas las solicitudes;
  • Promover el desarrollo de viviendas asequibles;
  • Ayudar a las comunidades a preservar y desarrollar la infraestructura básica y las instalaciones públicas; y
  • Apoyar las actividades de desarrollo económico que beneficien principalmente a las personas de ingresos bajos y moderados a través de la capacitación laboral y la creación de empleo.

El programa FFY2022 CDBG de Georgia se ofrece a ciudades y condados elegibles para una amplia gama de actividades según lo autorizado por la Sección 105 (a) de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario (HCDA) de 1974, según enmendada. Las actividades elegibles para el año del programa FFY20221 se describen dentro del Método de distribución que se puede descargar / ver en https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5875.

El período de comentarios públicos comenzó el 20 de diciembre de ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2021  publicando en el sitio web del Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios de Georgia y distribuyéndolo por correo electrónico a las partes interesadas del programa para informar al público sobre el Método de Distribución propuesto e invitando a comentarios hasta el 6 de enero de 2022. Todas las partes, organizaciones e individuos interesados en revisar una copia pueden hacerlo en el sitio web de DCA en  www.dca.ga.gov. Puede dirigir los comentarios durante el período de comentarios abiertos a:

 

Por correo electrónico a: cdbg.biz@dca.ga.gov

O por correo a:
Georgia Department of Community AffairsCommunity Finance Division/CDBG60 Executive Park South, NEAtlanta, Ga 30329

DCA llevará a cabo una audiencia pública virtual el jueves 6 de enero de 2022 a las 10:00 a.m.  que se transmitirá en vivo. Para registrarse visite,  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622723663588805899. Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación que contiene información sobre cómo unirse al seminario web.

 

The CDBG Applicants’ Workshop will be held virtually on January 11-12, 2022. The purpose of this workshop is to inform local government officials and other interested parties of the procedures to be used in preparing State CDBG applications. It is designed to provide an opportunity to learn the details involved in putting together a competitive application, to ask questions, and to share information. Attendance is strongly encouraged for applicant local government officials, grant administrators as well as engineers/architects interested in learning more about the CDBG application process. The agenda can be found here.

To register, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622723663588805899

The Application submission deadline will be June 3, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST. A link to the solicitation will be available January 2022. Eligible applicants are encouraged to attend.

As we begin to prepare for the State of Georgia's Non-entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programming for 2022, please note the following: 

For FY2022 Annual CDBG Competition
The CDBG  Applicants’ Workshop will be held virtually on January 11-12, 2022. DCA staff will cover important updates and information to assist communities with the application process for the CDBG Annual Competition. More information concerning agenda and registration will be coming soon. The Application submission deadline will be June 3, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST. A link to the solicitation will be available January 2022. Eligible applicants are encouraged to attend.

To register please click on the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622723663588805899

For CDBG Innovative Grant Program
DCA anticipates that approximately four million dollars ($4,000,000) will be available under the CDBG Innovative Grant Program NOFA. DCA reserves the right to fund, in whole or in part, any, all, or none of the applications submitted in response to this NOFA. The maximum amount of grant request is up to $2,000,000 per application. The minimum match requirement is 15% of the amount of the grant request. Pre-application submission Deadline is April 1, 2022. This will be followed by an invitation for full application, for those selected, by official notification on or around May 2, 2022. Final application submission deadline is August 31, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST.

Direct questions to Tommy Lowmon, Director - Office of Community Development.

State Officials Award $43 Million in Grants to 60 Communities

Atlanta, GA Governor Brian Kemp announced today that sixty local governments will be awarded more than $43 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to help improve their communities.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the annual funds to Georgia’s CDBG program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 

“Georgians in these 60 counties and neighboring communities will directly benefit from the quality-of-life improvements provided by the CDBG program,” Governor Kemp said.  “Our infrastructure investments are yielding great dividends, attracting major manufacturers and jobs to our state and helping keep Georgia the number one state for business.”

The CDBG program is available to eligible local governments.  The annual grants support community projects, create jobs, and assist low and moderate-income citizens. This year’s grant awards will fund $29.9 million in infrastructure projects, $5.8 million in housing and multiactivity projects, and $7.4 million in various building projects.

“I am extremely proud of these investments and the community impact that will result from each one.  These awards represent careful planning, hard work, and a commitment to improving local communities,” said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn.

The CDBG grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis.  This year, Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs received more than 100 applications for more than $70 million. 

A complete list of 2021 CDBG awards is attached.

Notice is hereby given by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs of a proposed Substantial Amendment to the Federal FY2019 Annual Action Plan. The proposed amendment involves a supplemental allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV grants). The purpose of the public hearing is to receive citizen comments on the CDBG-CV Substantial Amendment.

A summary of the initial proposed use is found in the link provided at the bottom of the page.

A waiver provided by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reduces the comment period for Substantial Amendments to no less than five (5) days. The public comment period began on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­December 10, 2020 with the posting on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website and distribution by e-mail to program stakeholders to inform the public of the proposed Substantial Amendment and inviting comments through December 17, 2020. All parties, organizations, and individuals interested in reviewing a copy of the Substantial Amendment may do so on DCA’s website at www.dca.ga.gov. You may direct comments during the open comment period to:

By email to:  cdbg-cv@dca.ga.gov

Or by mail to:

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Community Finance Division/CDBG-CV
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, Ga 30329

DCA will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, December 17 at 11:00 AM which will be streamed live. To register visit, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1009502718923806219.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

All comments received during the public hearing and the public comment period will be considered and a summary incorporated into the Substantial Amendment.

To view the public hearing held, please click here.

FFY2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Applicants' Workshop

Join us for a webinar beginning on Feb 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST and Feb 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST.

The purpose of this workshop is to inform local government officials and other interested parties of the procedures to be used in preparing State CDBG applications. It is designed to provide an opportunity to learn the details involved in putting together a competitive application, to ask questions, and to share information. Attendance is strongly encouraged for applicant local government officials, grant administrators as well as engineers/architects interested in learning more about the CDBG application process.

To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6323438019105799949.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Questions:  Contact kim.carter@dca.ga.gov

 

The State of Georgia's Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is proposing to amend its current Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018/State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 Method of Distribution (MOD) and to propose a new FFY 2019/SFY 2020 MOD for the State's Non-Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. The MOD affects the CDBG Annual Competition, the CDBG Employment Incentive Program (EIP), the CDBG Redevelopment Fund (RDF) program, the Immediate Threat and Danger (ITAD) Program, and the 108 Loan Guarantee program. Amendments to the MOD require U.S Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approval prior to enactment. The draft of the amended FFY 2018 and the proposed FFY 2019 MODs may be found as documents detailed below.

The public may contact DCA directly at (404) 679-0594 or through the TDD line at (404) 679-4915 to receive a written copy of the amended Method of Distribution.

Comments by the public regarding the amended and proposed MODs will be accepted for a period of review and consideration, ending 5:00 p.m., December 9, 2018.  The State encourages citizens and other interested parties to review the amended FFY 2018 and the proposed FFY 2019 MODs and to submit comments to kathleen.vaughn@dca.ga.gov or to:

CDBG Method of Distribution
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Attn: Kathleen Vaughn
60 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-2231

A Public Hearing regarding the amended FFY 2018 and the proposed FFY 2019 MODs will be held at the following:

November 29, 2018 –10:00 AM
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Room 178
60 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 679-0594
Email: kathleen.vaughn@dca.ga.gov
Web:
www.dca.ga.gov

The public may also join the public hearing via webinar. Please register for the CDBG Method Distribution Public Hearing on November 29, 2018, 10:00 AM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4669776910955827459.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact Kathleen Vaughn at: (404) 679-0594 or email fairhousing@dca.ga.gov

 

60 communities to get funding for critical community needs

Atlanta, GA (August 24, 2018) – Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that 60 Georgia communities will receive a total of more than $40 million in federal assistance to help grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

"Strong and prosperous communities enhance the quality of life for citizens and generate economic development opportunities across the state," said Deal. "The CDBG program enables cities and counties to direct federal funding to address critical community needs and revitalize the local economies that need it most. By investing in smaller cities and rural areas, we are preparing an even brighter future for all of Georgia, maximizing opportunities for citizens and further solidifying Georgia’s position as the No. 1 state in the nation for business."

"CDBG is a vital community development tool for rural Georgia," said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn. "This program’s impact can be felt in every corner of our state."

Of this year’s grant awards, $38.2 million will go to infrastructure projects such as neighborhood revitalization, construction of community facilities, and water, sewer, drainage or street improvements. An additional $2.8 million will be disbursed through the Employment Incentive Program (EIP) and the Redevelopment Fund, which together are projected to create 345 new jobs and generate $50.2 million in additional private investment.

Since 2011, the CDBG program’s investments in new and enhanced health care facilities have helped more than 30,000 Georgians gain access to improved health care services, primarily in hard-to-reach areas. Over the last eight years, the CDBG program has funded critical projects to improve water and sewer services for more than 125,000 people in rural communities. DCA has granted 59 EIP awards during the last eight award cycles to create 5,292 jobs and retain 308 more. Since 2011, EIP has generated more than $1.32 billion in private investment across the state. From 2011 to 2018, more than 12,000 children, youth and seniors have benefitted from the construction of public facilities such as community centers and Boys and Girls Clubs.

A complete list of the 2018 CDBG awards is attached. Communities are listed in alphabetical order.

For more information regarding Georgia’s CDBG awards, please visit DCA’s website at dca.ga.gov and search for CDBG. In addition, informational sessions for CDBG recipient communities and elected officials will take place during the DCA Fall Conference, which is scheduled for October 10-11, 2018, at the Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia. Please go to the DCA homepage to register and/or find out more information about the workshop. Workshop-related questions may also be directed to Dana Mykytyn at (404) 679-5275 or Dana.Mykytyn@dca.ga.gov.

About the Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to build strong and vibrant neighborhoods, commercial and industrial areas through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified Georgians with low and moderate incomes buy homes, rent housing and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.

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