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Program Description

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides funding to assist a wide range of eligible activities, including housing improvement projects, public facilities such as water and sewer l ines, buildings such as local health centers or head start centers, and economic development projects. All projects must substantially benefit low and moderate income persons.

The total funding level is approximately $37.4 million with approximately $26 million available for the annual competition. The maximum amount available per applicant is $750,000 for Single-Activity during regular competition and $1,000,000 for Multi-Activity during regular competition. More...

Local Match Requirements - Regular Competition:

  • Grants up to $300,000, or grants for single activity housing projects - no matching funds required.
  • Grants of $300,000 to $750,000 - 5% local matching funds required.
  • Grants of more than $7500,000 - 10% local matching funds required.

Eligible Applicants
Eligible applicants are units of general local government, excluding metropolitan cities, urban counties, and units of government eligible to participate in the urban counties or metropolitan cities programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eligible applicants selected for funding will be those having the greatest need as evidenced by poverty and per capita income and whose applications most adequately address the needs of low and moderate income persons and have the greatest impact.

Downloads & Related Links

CDBG Application Toolkit (includes presentations from Applicants' Workshop)

CDBG Application & Award Information
Revitalization Area Strategies

Sample Spanish Pre-Application Public Hearing Notice (Word)

Sample Spanish Post Award Public Hearing Notice (Word)

Sample Spanish Project Completion Public Hearing Notice (Word)

Applicant Manual and Forms:

CDBG Applicants' Manual (Annual Competition)

2018 CDBG Applicants’ Manual (PDF)
2017 Revitalization Area Strategies Manual (PDF)

Community Finance Division & Community Services Division Phone List


CDBG Application Forms

Recipients' Manuals and Forms

CDBG Recipients' Manuals and Forms



CDBG Stimulus

CDBG Stimulus Resources & Guidance

Contact Information

Email CDBG

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231