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Grants to Georgia Nonprofits and Communities for Programs to Benefit Residents in Eligible Regions

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solution Grant (ESG)


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Funding Source
Cobb County Government
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Geographic Focus
USA: Georgia: Cobb County

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/07/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations, government entities, and communities for programs to benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended to provide low and moderate-income families with affordable housing, better living conditions, and opportunities for economic advancement. Eligible organizations benefit residents of Cobb County.

The funding opportunities are detailed as follows:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to Entitlement Communities as a means to support viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.
    •  Common CDBG Public Services activities (List is not inclusive of all eligible CDBG Public Services):
      • Job Training
      • Child Care
      • Health Care
      • Fair Housing Outreach
      • Services for Seniors and Homeless Persons
      • Recreational and Educational Programs
    • CDBG eligible activities
      • Acquisition
      • Commercial/ Residential Rehabilitation
      • Removal of Architectural Barriers to Accessibility
      • Construction/ Reconstruction
      • Equipment Installation
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME): Through the Home Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), HUD provides formula grants for communities to use in partnership with local nonprofit groups to fund a wide range of activities to develop rental and single-family homes for income-eligible persons. 
    • HOME eligible activities:
      • Homeowner Rehabilitation (repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction)
      • Homebuyer Activities (acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, down-payment assistance)
      • Rental Housing (acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction)
      • Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (monthly rental assistance, security & utility deposits)
  • Emergency Solution Grant (ESG): Designed to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. ESG funds are available for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance, and data collection through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
    • ESG eligible activities:
      • Street Outreach
      • Emergency Shelter
      • Homelessness Prevention
      • Rapid Re-Housing

For additional information, see each individual application, in Contact Information, below. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications will be accepted from Cobb County:
- Entitlement Communities
- Nonprofit Groups

HOME and ESG programs:
- Local nonprofit organizations
- Government entities

In order for a project or program to qualify for CDBG funds, 51% of the program beneficiaries must be low- to moderate-income as defined by HUD.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Four (4) workshops have been scheduled to provide nonprofit organizations an opportunity to learn more about the application process and information to assist with strengthening their organization’s grant application.

Workshop #1 - Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Switzer Library - 266 Roswell St, Marietta, GA 30060

Workshop #2 - Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.
Powder Springs Library - 4181 Atlanta Street, Bldg. 1, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Workshop #3 (Virtual) - Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Link:
Dial-in: (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 341-031-621

Workshop #4 - Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
West Cobb Regional Library - 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, GA 30152​

Pre-Application Information
Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, February 1, 2023 through Friday, April 7, 2023 (due by 5 p.m.).

Application information:

Term of Contract
January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024.

Contact Information
CDBG Program - Public Services Application:

CDBG Program - Public Facilities Application:

HOME Program Application:

HOME Program Application - Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Application:

ESG Program Application:

Kimberly Roberts, Managing Director
(770) 528-1457

CDBG Program Office
192 Anderson Street, Ste 150
Marietta, GA 30060

(770) 528-1455
(770) 528-1466

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