DCA Announces 2017 CDBG Applicants’ Workshop

Conference scheduled December 7-9, 2016 in Macon, Ga. 


Atlanta, GA (October 28, 2016) – The Office of Community Development for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced its 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Applicants’ Workshop, which will take place in Macon in December.  The workshop will be held December 7-9, 2016, at the Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217.  DCA anticipates a CDBG application submission deadline of April 1, 2017.


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.  The workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for applicants to learn the details involved in putting together a competitive application, to ask questions, and to share information. Please note that in addition to information about preparing CDBG applications, DCA will continue its training on various Fair Housing Equal Opportunity Requirements, making the workshop also appropriate for current CDBG grantees.


In order to ensure ample workshop materials, please complete your registration at the link below no later than November 28, 2016.  To register for the workshop and make reservations at the Marriott Macon City Center, please follow this Workshop and Hotel Reservation Link.


The rate for attending the entire workshop is $175. Please note that the agenda will allow experienced grant writers the option of attending Part II of the workshop for a reduced rate of $150. A late fee of $30 will be charged for workshop reservations made after November 28, 2016. The group room rate is $89, and the deadline for reserving rooms at the Marriott is November 25, 2016. Please make your reservations at the Marriott Macon City Center as soon as possible.


If you have questions or need additional information regarding the workshop, please contact Lisa Smith at or (404) 679-5276.  A draft agenda for the workshop will be provided as soon as possible.





About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses 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 low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit



Steed Robinson, Director of Community Development

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

(o) 404-679-3168