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):
Fair Housing Outreach
Services for Seniors and Homeless Persons
Recreational and Educational Programs
CDBG eligible activities
Commercial/ Residential Rehabilitation
Removal of Architectural Barriers to Accessibility
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)
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:
For additional information, see each individual application, in Contact Information, below.
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.
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