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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



2010 CDBG Application Cycle

Applications Received

Application Statistics

Downloadable presentations from the 2010 CDBG Applicants' Workshop held in Macon December 2 - 4.

Updates for 2010 CDBG Annual Competition on Water/Sewer Hookups and Procurement Practices


NSP I Recipients' Workshop - April 14, 2009

NSP I Recipients Workshop (includes presentations and downloads of the CD)

Housing and Redevelopment Workshop at Lake Blackshear October 21 - 23, 2008

Housing Workshop (includes presentations)

Governor Perdue Announces 2008 CDBG and CHIP Annual Competition Awards Recipients' Workshop Scheduled for September 15 and 16 in Savannah, GA

On August 14, 2008, Governor Perdue announced this year's CDBG and CHIP Annual Competition Awards. For a list of awards, please click here. Congratulations to those communities that have been funded. For those communities that were not funded, DCA is ready to assist them with technical assistance in order to make their next year's application more competitive.

An informational workshop for CDBG and CHIP recipient communities is scheduled for September 15-16, 2008 in Savannah, GA. All recipient communities and their grant administrators should attend. Please see the links below for further workshop information and a link to register for the workshop.


2005 Grant Recipients Pictures
Analysis of 2005 CDBG and CHIP Annual Competition (PDF)

Memo September 30, 2005: 2005 Awards Pictures and New CDBG Drawdown Request Form (PDF)

Memo September 30, 2005: New CDBG Drawdown Request Form and Policy Announcements (PDF)


2006 CDBG/CHIP Housing and Compliance Workshop (PDF)


2007 Applicants' Workshop

Applicants Workshop 2007 (PDF)

2007 CDBG Basics (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 CDBG CHIP Big Picture (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 CHIP (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 Compliance (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 CDBG DNR & HPD (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 CDBG Housing (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 CDBG Public Facilities (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 Revitalization Strategy (PowerPoint Presentation)
2007 The State CDBG Program (PowerPoint Presentation)


Governor's Press Release - 2008 CDBG CHIP Annual Competition Awards

CDBG/CHIP Memo February 27, 2008

CHIP Awards with Unspent Funds

Grant Recipients on 80/20 List as of February 19, 2007

Listening Session Notes (Word Document)

Contact Information

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