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Seal_of_Atlanta_resizedDepartment of Grants & Community Development 

Welcome to the new Department of Grants and Community Development.  This Department was formed to strengthen the delivery of grant programs City-wide. This department is the lead entity in preparing and implementing the City’s federal entitlement programs.

Mission

Further affordable, equitable, and resilient communities throughout Atlanta. 

Vision

The City of Atlanta has a vibrant culture, booming economy, and welcoming spirit. We seek to provide opportunities within this great City for all Atlantans to prosper. Our work is done through the investment of grant funds, seeking to serve our most vulnerable and strengthen our communities.

Shared Principles

Be Stewards – We commit to making data driven, strategic investments in our communities by leveraging our federal resources responsibly and thoughtfully. We commit to bring a high-level of professionalism and knowledge to our work, holding ourselves and one another accountable to ensuring collective success. 

Serve One Another and Our Partners – We strive to provide positive, high-quality and responsive service to all our internal and external stakeholders, understanding they are critical to accomplishing our collective mission. 

Earn Trust Every Day – We never compromise our integrity and believe in openness and transparency.  

Seek to Continue Growing and Learning – We understand the necessity to be forward-looking and flexible as our profession adapts and search out ways to be on the leading edge. 

The Department is organized into three (3) offices: the Office of the Commissioner, the Office of Planning and Program Operations, and the Office of Administration and Technical Services

 P. Nigel Roberts - Commissioner pnroberts@AtlantaGa.Gov 

Christina Cummings - Director - Office of Planning and Program Operations ccummings@atlantaga.gov

Monique Franklin - Director - Office of Administration and Technical Services mnfranklin@atlantaga.gov 

 Electronic Payment Submission Process

In an effort to continue to process pay request timely for all federal programs, we ask that ALL project sponsors, vendors, developers, and or sub-recipients use the departmental centralized payment email box grantpayments@atlantaga.gov.

Please see the following resources for access to documents and training materials that will assist you in submitting your pay request timely. As a friendly reminder, pay request are due to the City on or before the 15th of each month. While we are greatly reducing the amount of documents that are needed to process your monthly pay request, agencies are expected to maintain ALL supporting documentation in your project files for compliance purposes.  Please ensure that you only remit payment requests for expenditures that you have supporting documentation to substantiate. Failure to maintain supporting documentation could render expenses unallowable and require your agency to repay the City.  All supporting documentation must be made available to the City at anytime for audit and compliance purposes.     

HOPWA  - Excel Workbook  |  HOPWA Training Guide 

Please be sure to reach out to your project manager for support in using our new tools and forms!

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The Department of Grants and Community Development is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees and residents. We have prepared an emergency response plan to the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking every precaution to ensure that we prioritize the safety and wellness of the people we serve.  We do not anticipate any interruptions in essential services to our clients. During this time, please make every attempt to communicate with our staff by email so that we can continue to service you.  The Department of Grants and Community Development is following the larger City response to the COVID-19 situation. Please check the City of Atlanta's response page to get the latest information. 

Agencies and City partners need to begin drafting an emergency response plan.  Please submit this information to the City as soon as possible. This plan should incorporate the following tasks:

• Provide up-to-date, reliable pandemic information and other public health advisories from state and local health departments, emergency management agencies and CDC. Make this information available to your organization and others via hard copy and/or announcements on your website.

• Distribute materials with basic information about pandemic influenza: ways to protect yourself and your family (e.g., respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette), family preparedness plans, the difference between seasonal flu and pandemic flu, etc. See Additional Resources for this course from CDC and HHS.

• When appropriate, include basic information about the pandemic in public meetings (e.g. sermons, classes, trainings, small group meetings and announcements).

• Share information about your pandemic preparedness and response plan with staff, members and people in the communities you serve. 

• Identify your organization’s protocol for addressing rumors, misinformation, fear and anxiety. 

• Advise staff, members and people in the communities you serve to follow information provided by public health authorities – state and local health departments, emergency management agencies and CDC and collect data to aid the City in identifying service gaps and resource needs. 

                             2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report 

In compliance with regulations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Atlanta developed the 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the reporting period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. The CAPER presents the City’s accomplishments and progress toward its Five -Year Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 goals that align and focus funding from the CPD formula programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program to meet affordable housing and community development needs. The CAPER report is due to HUD by May 30, 2020. The City of Atlanta is will post the approved report from HUD.  

                         

The City of Atlanta is the recipient of (4) four  annual entitlement grants from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants are: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); the Home Investment Partnership program (HOME); the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program. The use of these funds is guided by the City's Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. 

The City of Atlanta is required to make this document available to the public for comment. 

 FY20 AAP Funding Recommendations Summary. revised 03-25-20

FY20-FY24 Consolidated Plan

Please provide public comments by April 25, 2020 (here) 

CDBG funding is designated to address a variety of services and needs, with a portion covering community development needs such as neighborhood stabilization code enforcement, public infrastructure improvements and economic development;

HOME funding is designated to address affordable housing for low-income households;

ESG funding is designated to provide homeless assistance and homeless prevention;

HOPWA funding is designated to housing and related supportive services for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS.

 

City Employees should communicate via email with your immediate supervisors to get work assignments, conduct virtual meetings and continue to process work through the City of Atlanta systems. 

 

 

 

 

 

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