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CDBG 2018 Applicants' Workshop December 5-6, 2017, Macon, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs will be conducting the State of Georgia CDBG Applicants’ Workshop December 5-6, 2017, at the Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. To ensure ample workshop materials, please complete your registration at the link below no later than November 28, 2017.

Workshop Registration Link

The rate for attending the entire workshop is $175. A late fee of $30 will be charged for workshop registrations made after November 28, 2017.

The group hotel room rate of $93 will be available at the Marriott Macon City Center until November 13, 2017, so we recommend making reservations as soon as possible via the link below.

Hotel Registration Link

A draft workshop agenda is also attached for your information. Please note that basic CDBG information (Boot Camp material) will be provided ahead of the workshop via DCA’s web capability to provide those new to CDBG with the opportunity to have a basic knowledge of the program and the application process prior to the in-depth sessions for everyone that will begin mid-day December 5 through December 6. We will announce the location of the web/online Boot Camp immediately upon availability.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the workshop, please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!


Applicants' Workshop

Workshop Agenda

CDBG Applicants' Manual and Application Forms

Applicants' Manual (2018)

Application Forms (2018)

Revitalization Area Strategies (RAS) Manual and Forms

Concentration Mapping Tool

For 2016 and later applications, DCA is requiring that applicants use the concentration maps from our mapping tool.  Go to the Concentration Maps link and click the arrows to the right until you see "CDBG Applicant Concentration 2017".  After selecting the concentration maps, search for your city or county in the search box.  Make sure the whole jurisdiction applying for the grant shows in the submitted documents.  On the upper left and upper right there are buttons with stacked squares that let you turn the layers on and off. We need three maps, one showing each of the concentrations.

Workshop Presentations for 2017 Applications:

Introduction to CDBG and MOD Overview

CDBG Application Forms

CDBG Compliance

Instructions for Conducting a Survey

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

Handling the Nuance

Neighborhood Revitalization

Public Facilities

Revitalization Area Strategy

Set-Aside Program Application Development: EIP, RDF, and RLF

Economic Development & Redevelopment Opportunities

Local Revolving Loan Fund Management & Compliance

Ensuring Disability Access

Madison Revitalization Area Strategy

Coffee County 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization

Adairsville 2016 Boys & Girls Club


Email Regarding Water/Sewer Hookups and Procurement Practices (PDF)

Policy Memorandum on Water and Sewer Hookups for CDBG (PDF)


Contact Information

Email CDBG

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231