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2015 CDBG Annual competition Applications Due April 1

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Competition applications are due April 1, 2015.  Applications must either be delivered to DCA by the close of business April 1 or U.S. Post Office postmarked no later than April 1, 2015.  If mailed to DCA, please use the following address:


Administrative Secretary

Office of Community Development

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

60 Executive Park South, NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231


Revitalization Area Strategy (RAS) applications and reports are also due by April 1, 2015 and should be submitted as described above.


For further information regarding the Annual Competition or the RAS application process, please click on the link below.


CDBG Application Toolkit


Further assistance can also be obtained at the following:


Email CDBG@dca.ga.gov

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

60 Executive Park South, N.E.

Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231

Governor Deal announces $39.7 million in development awards to 82 Georgia communities

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that 82 Georgia communities will receive a total of $39.7 million in assistance to grow their local economies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

Seventy-one Georgia communities will receive almost $35.8 million in Community Development Block Grants for infrastructure improvements, neighborhood revitalization and centers that will serve Georgia’s neediest citizens.  In addition, $3.9 million in CDBG Employment Incentive Program (EIP) funding was recently awarded to 11 Georgia communities to invest in redevelopment and economic development projects that are creating 1,172 jobs and $316.6 million in private investment.

For the Governor’s press release, please see the link below.

For information related to the recent CDBG workshop held in Savannah, please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276 or lisa.smith@dca.ga.gov.


The Governor’s press release

Draft workshop agenda (PDF)

2014 award list (PDF)

2014 award analysis - Coming Soon

2014 award list with descriptions

2014 CDBG and CHIP Annual Competition award pictures

CDBG local news release template 2014 (Word)

Recipients Workshop Presentations

Section 3 Solicitation Package Available for State CDBG Grantees/Applicants

Section 3 of the U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 and the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, requires that economic opportunities generated by federal Housing and Community Development programs shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be given to low- and very low-income persons, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities for these persons.

DCA published its revised Section 3 Policy for subrecipients and contractors/subcontractors on November 1, 2013. DCA has also published its Section 3 Policy Solicitation Package. The DCA Section 3 Policy Solicitation Package is provided in order to promulgate specific requirements and forms to be used by subrecipients and contractors/subcontractors when hiring or contracting is covered by DCA’s Section 3 Policy.

Please note that when applicable subrecipients and contractors/subcontractors are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable Section 3 law and regulation. See the Section 3 regulations at 24 CFR Part 135. See DCA’s Section 3 Policy Solicitation Package and DCA’s Section 3 Policy at the link below:


Recent CDBG Accomplishment Data Reports

Economic Development Finance Professional Certification Program

See Economic Development Training (PDF) for details.

Jobs and Private Investment -- CDFD’s "Gap Financing" is Paying Dividends

See Bridging the Financing Gap for details. (PDF)

CDBG Stimulus Program

Details on CDBG Stimulus Program Funding

CDBG 2008 Disaster Supplemental Funding

Details on CDBG 2008 Disaster Supplemental Funding

Georgia Neighborhood Stabilization Program

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