05 Apr 2023

Grants & Funding Opportunities | April 2023

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The grants and funding opportunities assembled this month by ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development are aimed at helping our communities with necessary resources crucial for growing existing industries and recruiting new businesses. Here are funding opportunities that may be relevant to your needs. Our highlighted offering is from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs.

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 lines, buildings such as local health centers or head start centers, and economic development projects. All projects must substantially benefit low and moderate income persons.

Eligibility: DCA administers the State’s Non-Entitlement CDBG program.  As the administrator of these funds, eligible applicants include Units of General-Purpose Local Government (cities or counties) that do not participate in HUD’s CDBG Entitlement or Urban County program. 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.

Match: All awards under the Annual Competition (except for single-activity housing grants) have the following minimum match requirements:

  • 0% match requirement for grant requests of $300,000 and less
  • 5% match requirement for grant requests of $300,001 to $750,000
  • 10% match requirement for grant requests of $750,001 to $1,000,000
  • 15% match requirement for grant requests of $1,000,001 or more

Contact: Please contact Kathleen Vaughn, Director of the Office of Community Development, for any questions or concerns regarding the Community Development Block Grant Annual Competition at [email protected].