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Governor Deal announces $36.9 million in community development awards to 78 Georgia communities

 

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that 78 Georgia communities will receive a total of $36.9 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).

 

Sixty-six Georgia communities will receive almost $31.9 million in Community Development Block Grants for infrastructure improvements, neighborhood revitalization and centers that will serve Georgia’s neediest citizens. In addition, $5 million in CDBG Employment Incentive Program (EIP) and Redevelopment Fund (RDF) funding was recently awarded to 12 Georgia communities to invest in redevelopment and economic development projects that are creating 640 jobs and $198.5 million in private investment.

 

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

 

For information related to the CDBG Recipients’ workshop to be held September 10 – 11 on Jekyll Island please see the following link or contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276 or lisa.smith@dca.ga.gov.

 

http://www.dca.ga.gov/communities/CDBG/index.asp.

 

The Governor's press release

2015 award list (PDF)

2015 workshop memo (PDF)

Draft workshop agenda (PDF)

2015 award list with descriptions (PDF)

 

SAVE THE DATE—State of Georgia CDBG 2015 Recipients’ Workshop

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will be conducting our annual FY 2015 Recipients’ Workshop, September 10 – 11, 2015 at The Westin Jekyll Island, 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527. Room reservations can be made at both the Westin Jekyll Island and the Hampton Inn & Suites – Jekyll Island. For the Westin, clink the link below or call 888-627-8316 / 800-WESTIN-1 and mention the Georgia DCA 2015 CDBG Recipients’ Workshop. The Westin room rate is $169.00 for island view and $189.00 for ocean view with a resort fee per night of $5.00.

Westin Hotel reservation link:

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/DCA2015

For the Hampton Inn, call 912-635-3733 or 800-426-7866 and mention the Georgia DCA 2015 CDBG Recipients’ Workshop. The Hampton room rate is $149.00.

All reservations for either the Westin or the Hampton Inn must be made by August 21, 2015 to receive the special group rate.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide CDBG Recipients with a broad overview of program management requirements and a detailed briefing on compliance areas such as Environmental Review, Labor Standards, Financial Management and Administration. The Workshop Registration fee for day 1 & 2 is $175, and for day two only is $50.00 (for all attendees). To save a place at the workshop, go to the link below.

http://www.ciclt.net/sn/events/e_signup.aspx?ClientCode=ciprod&E_ID=500769&RegType=ATT

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the workshop, please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276.

 

129 CDBG Annual Competition Applications Received by DCA

On April 1, 2015 DCA received 129 CDBG Annual Competition applications and ten Revitalization Area Strategy (RAS) Applications or reports.  The applications propose to benefit 31,631 Georgians by providing needed infrastructure improvements, building construction and renovations, and housing rehabilitation in neighborhoods across the state.  The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to benefit low-to-moderate income people by developing viable communities, providing decent housing, creating suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities.

For 2015, 58 communities are proposing water or sewer projects, 31 communities are proposing street and drainage projects, 14 communities are proposing building projects in order to benefit clients receiving specialized services, and 10 communities are proposing neighborhood revitalization or multi-activity projects.

For further information regarding the Annual Competition applications that have been submitted, please see the following links:

2015 Application List with Descriptions (PDF)

2015 Application analysis (PDF)


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:

http://www.dca.ga.gov/communities/CDBG/programs/CDBGforms.asp


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)


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CDBG 2008 Disaster Supplemental Funding

Details on CDBG 2008 Disaster Supplemental Funding


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