Announcements

The DCA ESG and HOPWA Programs applications are NOW OPEN!

ESG Program Application Links

HOPWA Application Link

The DCA ESG Program will have five (5) Q & A webinars offered during the application process. The HOPWA Program will will have two (2) Q & A webinars during the application process. Local government entities and non-profit organizations applying ESG and/or HOPWA are encouraged to attend at least one (1) Q & A webinar.

Q & A Webinars

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Webinar Link)
  • ESG Q & A Only
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Webinar Link)
  • ESG Q & A Only
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Webinar Link)
  • ESG and HOPWA Q & A will be offered.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Webinar Link)
  • ESG andHOPWA Q & A will be offered.
  • Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Webinar Link)

The application process for both ESG and HOPWA will close at noon, Monday, May 2, 2022.

REMINDER

All applicants will need to register on SAM.gov and obtain a Unique Entity ID (SAM) number.  The UEI (SAM) number is required in order to apply for the DCA ESG Program. Please visit www.sam.gov to register for this number. If you are already registered with SAM.GOV and have a DUNS number, then your UEI SAM number is located within your SAM.GOV account. Any questions regarding UEI (SAM) number should be made to SAM.GOV

We appreciate your time in reviewing this information. Please feel free to pass it along to others within your agency, or to any organization that serves the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in your community.

All ESG Program application questions or concerns should be referred to LaDrina M. Jones (LaDrina.Jones@dca.ga.gov).

All HOPWA application questions or concerns should be referred to Michelle Carter (Michelle.Carter@dca.ga.gov).

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 at: (404) 679-4840 or fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

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.

Annually the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) prepares its Action Plan which outlines the methods of distribution for Federal formula grant funding received by the State of Georgia through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notice is hereby given that the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan will now include the CARES Act funding for the previously mentioned programs which will be known as ESG-CV and HOPWA-CV. In addition, the 2019 Annual Action Plan will be amended to add the new programs' Methods of Distribution which constitute a significant change in the distribution of funds under the plan and thus necessitate a substantial amendment to the original Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. In accordance with a waiver of regulatory authority, approved by HUD on April 8, 2020, to the normal citizen comment period, DCA will hold a 5-day citizen comment period starting on Friday, May 15, 2020, until Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Click the document to view the full list of amendments.

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announces the 2019 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program Supplemental Application.  The HOPWA program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and persons in their family. 

DCA’s 2019 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOPWA application closed on April 2, 2019. DCA supports the HOPWA program in 125 Georgia counties, not including the 29 Metro Atlanta counties under the City of Atlanta’s jurisdiction and five counties under the City of Augusta’s jurisdiction. Based on applications received, there is a gap in HOPWA service providers for Northeast and Southeast Georgia. DCA‘s goal is to ensure HOPWA services are provided across all Georgia counties and eliminate gaps. Therefore, DCA seeks HOPWA service providers serving the following counties

Northeast Georgia

Union, Towns, Rabun, Lumpkin, White, Habersham, Hall, Banks, Stephens, Franklin and Hart

Southeast Georgia

Emanuel, Jenkins, Screven, Bulloch, Candler, Toombs, Tattnall, Evans, Long, Wayne, Appling, Jeff Davis, Charlton, Camden, Brentley, McIntosh

All interested parties should send their interest to apply for the 2019 HOPWA supplemental application, including a list of proposed counties to be served, to Harvinder K Makkar at Harvinder.makkar@dca.ga.gov by April 19, 2019. If your agency already applied to serve any of the above-referenced counties during the 2019 ESG and HOPWA application, please advise DCA whether you plan to submit a new application as part of the supplemental application process.

For questions about DCA’s HOPWA program, please contact Harvinder K Makkar at 470-382-3518.

Hello ESG and HOPWA Grant applicant:

Below is the URL for Housing Solutions Online (HSOnline 2019) Registration and Login:

https://dca.360works.com/hsonline2019.html

You will  need to click on HSOnline2019 Registration and Login

You will then need to click on Click Here to Register

You must complete the entire Registration form online to receive your Login and Password.

Your EIN must be in DCA’s Organization Database.  If there is no record of your EIN you will need to contact hsonline@dca.ga.gov and allow 24 hours to enter your EIN into our database.  You will then be able to complete your registration and receive your login and password along with Confirmation that you have registered. Please immediately save you password in a secure place as you will need this to log in to complete your Organizational Documents and Applications.

Additional information can be found on the DCA website at www.dca.ga.gov

ESG

Click on the following links below for access to important documents on the DCA ESG webpage.

2019-2020 ESG-HOPWA Application Workshop Presentation:

https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5674  

2019 Supplemental Documentation

https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5676  

2019 ESG Application Manual Guidelines

https://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5675

If you have more than one supplemental document file that you need to upload as “other”, you can create a single zip file to upload.

To create Zip file follow instructions below:

HOPWA

Click on the following link below to access the application workshop information on the DCA HOPWA webpage.

2019-2020 ESG-HOPWA Application Workshop Presentation:

http://www.dca.ga.gov/node/5678

 

Q and A Webinars

We will be hosting four ESG/HOPWA Application Q and A webinar sessions to cover any questions regarding application content.  Please click on the link below to register for any of these sessions, as needed.

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 7, 2019 10:00 AM EST at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7644537508215929346

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

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

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at: 


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6340585986906439169

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

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

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 21, 2019 2:00 PM EDT at: 


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1290281690415050241

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

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

Please register for ESG and HOPWA Q and A Session on Mar 29, 2019 10:30 AM EDT at: 


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6663845704007546113

ESG and HOPWA Application Q and A Webinar Session

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

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