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DCA Announces 2015 CDBG Applicants' Workshop

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is hosting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Applicants’ Workshop December 3-5, 2014, at the Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. We anticipate an application submission deadline of April 1, 2015.

The purpose of this workshop is to inform non-entitlement local government officials and other interested parties of the procedures to be used in preparing CDBG applications. The workshop is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn the details involved in putting together a competitive application, to ask questions, and to share information. At the workshop, you will be provided an Applicants’ Manual that describes the application process and the guidelines that will be used in evaluating applications. More details are included below on the Workshop Memorandum and Workshop Draft Agenda. Please note that in addition to learning 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 no later than November 26, 2014. The rate for attending the entire workshop is $150. Please note that the agenda allows experienced grant writers the option of attending Part II of the workshop for a reduced rate of $100. A late fee of $30 will be charged for workshop reservations made after November 26, 2014. The deadline for reserving rooms at the conference room rate of $83 is November 17, 2014, so please make your reservations at the Marriott Macon City Center as soon as possible. The link below allows you to register for the workshop, provides hotel information, and allows you to make reservations at the Marriott City Center.

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

Workshop Memorandum

Workshop Draft Agenda


CDBG/CHIP Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be conducting a Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop, October 22-24, 2014 at the Georgia Veterans State Park (Lake Blackshear). Participants will be provided with an overview of best practices for neighborhood revitalization as well as practical tools for developing affordable housing in your communities. The workshop will enhance the skills of both new and experienced practitioners in neighborhood revitalization.

Click Here for the Draft Agenda

For room reservations at the State Park call (229) 276-1004 or (800) 459-1230. Please identify group #215753 to receive the special conference rate. Hotel reservations must be made by October 6, 2014 to receive the special group rate of $89.00. The Workshop Registration fee for all three days is $150, or $50.00 per day for each day of workshop attendance (applies to all attendees). The registration deadline is October 15th. A late fee of $20 will be charged for registrations after October 15th.

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The address for the workshop is Georgia Veterans State Park (Lake Blackshear), 2459 US 280 Cordele, Georgia 31015.

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

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

2014 CDBG Annual Competition Applications

For the 2014 Non-Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Competition, DCA has received 123 applications requesting $59,758,441. Below are two documents summarizing the applications received: The first is an alphabetical listing with project descriptions of all requests received and the second is a detailed analysis of the types of applications received and the amounts requested. The Community Finance Division (CFD) will be reviewing the applications using DCA’s HUD-approved Method of Distribution as the standard for evaluation and scoring. Funding announcements are anticipated in August 2014.

2014 Application List with Descriptions (PDF)

2014 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:


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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