The Office of Grant Services manages money allocated to the City of Atlanta from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). It also manages grants from state government, foundations, and private entities. Grant Services is the fiscal agent for all grant funds received by the City of Atlanta. The unit's overall fiscal administrative responsibility is to use fiscal controls and fund accounting procedures to ensure the proper disbursement of and accounting for federal and state funds.
|Department of Finance|
|Office of Grant Services|
|68 Mitchell Street|
|Atlanta, Georgia 30303|
|Director Grant Services|
GA Relay (Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing)
Dial 711-to connect to City of Atlanta 404.330.6763
City of Atlanta 2017 Applications for Consolidated Plan HUD Grant Programs
The City of Atlanta, Department of Finance Office of Grants Services is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Social Services and Housing Opportunities for persons Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) programs:
- Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG estimated $6.7 million),
- Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME estimated $1.4 million),
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG estimated $611,000) and
- Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS (HOPWA $16.0 million).
Completed applications for 2017 CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA funding must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management, 68 Mitchell Street, Suite 15100, Atlanta, Georgia 30335 by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016. Interested agencies can download the appropriate application in the application section of this notice. Additional questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Office of Grants Management at (404) 330-6112.
Office of Grants Management 2016 Technical Assistance Session
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 PM
City Hall, Old Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
The Office of Grants Services (OGS) administers and manages all City of Atlanta’s Entitlement grant funded programs and provides compliance oversight citywide to ensure departments perform grant activities in accordance with appropriate public and private laws and regulations. Assist City departments with increasing Federal, State, and Private grant revenues and provide compliance oversight for all city grants.
Within Grant Services, the Grants Management unit manages annual entitlement grants allocated to the City of Atlanta from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the City’s “Consolidated Plan.” See the Executive Summary of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.
Entitlement grants funded under the Consolidated Plan are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). Information on these and other HUD programs can be found at: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/program_offices/comm_planning.
Grants Management conducts an annual application process for the HUD entitlement grants. Proposal application forms will be available in the spring of 2016, for requests for 2017 funding.
Organizations located within the City of Atlanta seeking HUD funding from the State of Georgia or directly from HUD, may need a “Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan.” Organizations providing Supportive Housing and seeking to open a new site or to revise an existing site or program may need a “Verification of Program Consistency with the Consolidated Plan.” To request either of these, contact Grants Management at (404) 330-6112. Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan
Grants Management also coordinates the City’s HUD funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as “Stimulus” funding.
HUD Programs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Community Development Block Grant- Recovery (CDBG-R)
The major grant programs awarded to the City of Atlanta include:
2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan Section I and 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan Section II for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Applications for 2017 HUD Funding
- www.hud.gov Provides a direct link to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development programs and current news.
www.ncdaonline.org Provides access to the umbrella organization for all of the nation's Community Development Entitlement communities.
Other major grants awarded to the City include:
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
Information on this HUD program can be found at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/neighborhoodspg/
The U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
Information on this and other DOJ programs can be found at:
The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Job Training Partnership Act, Title II
Information on this DOL program can be found at:
Information on this HUD program can be found at:
Section 3: Economic Opportunity Requirements and Procedures
The City of Atlanta has developed a Section 3 Plan to ensure low income residents and businesses receive economic opportunities through training, employment and contracting from HUD assisted projects. The City of Atlanta will ensure that recipients of federal funds for HUD assisted contracts make good faith efforts to provide to the greatest extent feasible employment, training, and contracting opportunities to Section 3 residents and business concerns.
General Policy Statement:
It is the policy of the City of Atlanta to require its contractors to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran’s or marital status, or economic status. The City implements this policy through the awarding of contracts to contractors, vendors, and suppliers, to create employment and business opportunities for residents of the City and other qualified low and very low income persons residing in low-moderate income areas.
The policy shall result in a reasonable level of success in the recruitment, employment, and utilization of low-moderate income residents and other eligible persons and business by contractors working on contracts partially or wholly funded with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) monies. The City shall examine and consider a contractor’s or vendor’s potential for success by providing employment and business opportunities to low-moderate income residents prior to acting on any proposed contract award.
Section 3 Contracting Policy and Procedure:
The City of Atlanta shall incorporate Section 3 in all Procurements generated for use with HUD funding and follow goal requirements set forth in 24 CFR Part 135 for awarding contracts to Section 3 Business Concerns.
All contractors/businesses seeking Section 3 preference must submit with bids/proposals to the City certifications, as appropriate, as acknowledgement of the Section 3 contracting and employment provisions required by this section. Such certifications, issued by the City of Atlanta, Office of Grant Services, shall be adequately supported with appropriate documentation as referenced in the form “A”.
Section 3 Clause:
All Section 3 covered contracts shall include the following clause (referred to as the Section 3 Clause):
A. The work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3). The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.
B. The parties to this contract agree to comply with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135, which implement section 3. As evidenced by their execution of this contract, the parties to this contract certify that they are under no contractual or other impediment that would prevent them from complying with the part 135 regulations.
C. The contractor agrees to send to each labor organization or representative of workers with which the contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other understanding, if any, a notice advising the labor organization or workers’ representative of the contractor's commitments under this section 3 clause, and will post copies of the notice in conspicuous places at the work site where both employees and applicants for training and employment positions can see the notice. The notice shall describe the section 3 preference, shall set forth minimum number and job titles subject to hire, availability of apprenticeship and training positions, the qualifications for each; and the name and location of the person(s) taking applications for each of the positions; and the anticipated date the work shall begin.
D. The contractor agrees to include this section 3 clause in every subcontract subject to compliance with regulations in 24 CFR part 135, and agrees to take appropriate action, as provided in an applicable provision of the subcontract or in this section 3 clause, upon a finding that the subcontractor is in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135. The contractor will not subcontract with any subcontractor where the contractor has notice or knowledge that the subcontractor has been found in violation of the regulations in 24 CFR part 135.
E. The contractor will certify that any vacant employment positions, including training positions, that are filled (1) after the contractor is selected but before the contract is executed, and (2) with persons other than those to whom the regulations of 24 CFR part 135 require employment opportunities to be directed, were not filled to circumvent the contractor's obligations under 24 CFR part 135.
F. Noncompliance with HUD's regulations in 24 CFR part 135 may result in sanctions, termination of this contract for default, and debarment or suspension from future HUD assisted contracts.
G. With respect to work performed in connection with section 3 covered Indian housing assistance, section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e) also applies to the work to be performed under this contract. Section 7(b) requires that to the greatest extent feasible (i) preference and opportunities for training and employment shall be given to Indians, and (ii) preference in the award of contracts and subcontracts shall be given to Indian organizations and Indian-owned Economic Enterprises. Parties to this contract that are subject to the provisions of section 3 and section 7(b) agree to comply with section 3 to the maximum extent feasible, but not in derogation of compliance with section 7(b).
A copy of the complete City of Atlanta Section 3 Plan can be found at the following link:
Section 3 Plan
Pursuant to Section 94-68 (a)(1) and (2), Unlawful Discrimination, in Article III – Non-Discrimination in Public Accommodations of Part II of the Code of Ordinance for the City of Atlanta, Georgia, the City does not deny, refuse, or reject the use of any public facility based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, domestic relationship status, parental status, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, or the use of trained dog guide by a blind, deaf or otherwise physically disabled person.
The City of Atlanta does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities and the City Hall Complex provides reasonable accommodations for prospective grant applicants with disabilities. Individuals who need assistance should contact the Office of Enterprise Assets Management at (404) 330-6225, TDD (404) 658-6877, or dial 711 GA Relay (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) to connect to City of Atlanta (404)330-6763.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How can I determine if my agency meets the requirements for funding?
A. The City of Atlanta Consolidated Plan programs operate on an annual funding cycle. Please access the Applications/Instructions link for information on eligibility and the application process.
Q2. I would like to start my own business. Can I receive a grant that would get me started?
A. While grants for start-up are not provided to individuals, CDBG does provide funding to Invest Atlanta who can assist in low/no-interest loans. Invest Atlanta can be reached at (404) 880-4100.
Q3. My house needs extensive repairs. Is it possible for me to get a grant to make these repairs?
A. Individual homeowners needing housing assistance should call the Bureau of Housing at 404-330-6390.
Q6. My neighborhood park needs repairs. How can my community get funding to upgrade our neighborhood park?
A. Please see the Applications Instructions link to obtain information on eligible activities and the applications process. It is also recommended that you contact the City Department of Parks and Recreation to discuss your problem.
Q7. My street floods whenever it rains. We in the neighborhood realize that there are stream bank improvements that need to be made. Can we get grant funding for these improvements?
A. Please see the Applications Instructions link to obtain information on eligible activities and the applications process. It is also recommended that you contact the City Department of Public Works at (404) 330-6240 to discuss your problem.
Q8. Several people on my street need new sidewalks, and we have heard that the City will pay for them. How should we apply for this assistance?
A. You should contact the City's Department of Public Works at the above mentioned number for information.
Q10. There are several homeless people in my community and I would like to help them. Would the City provide me with funds I need to buy a building to help the homeless?
A. If an agency meets the requirements to apply for a grant (see question #1 above), it may apply for funds to support a program that assists the homeless.