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The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism announces 2017 AmeriCorps grants    (8/4/2017)
Atlanta, GA (August 4, 2017) – The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV), a state service commission housed within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced today that Georgia has received more than $3.2 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.

Georgia receives $391,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation for “Healthy Families” project   (7/26/2017)
Atlanta, GA (July 26, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with Southface and the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), is pleased to announce the support of The Kresge Foundation in a joint venture with local public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve the ability of PHAs to address residents’ health through better quality housing and improved access to services. The Georgia HFA Healthy Families project has been awarded $391,962 to help communities overcome the environmental and social disadvantages that contribute to poor health. The grant period for the project is from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020. This effort builds on new and long-time relationships to strengthen the linkages between health and housing.

DCA to host three CHIP “listening sessions”   (6/23/2017)
Atlanta, GA (June 23, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is hosting three listening sessions around the state to get input on how the CHIP program is working in local communities. This will also be an opportunity for communities to ask questions about the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) program.

Governor Deal signs RURAL bill    (5/8/2017)
Atlanta, GA (May 8, 2017) – Gov. Nathan Deal today signed the RURAL (Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas Legislation) bill, HB 73, a comprehensive package that integrates multiple resources to help build new opportunities for rural economic development. The legislation offers incentives for job creation, commercial investment, and business activity in rural downtown areas through a series of tax credits: a job tax credit, an investment credit and a rehabilitation credit.

NCDW event: Preserving federal funding important for Georgia communities!   (4/18/2017)
As part of National Community Development Week (April 17-21), DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles is highlighting the impact of key community programs currently facing elimination in the proposed federal budget.

April is Fair Housing Month!   (4/6/2017)
Atlanta, GA (April 6, 2017) – Every April, we come together as a community and a nation to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to that goal which inspired us in the aftermath of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968: To eliminate housing discrimination and create equal opportunity in every community.

Eight Cities Selected for Georgia’s Exceptional Main Streets Program   (4/4/2017)
Atlanta, GA (April 4, 2017) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced today that 8 new Georgia Main Street Cities will become part of the current Georgia’s Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) Program. These communities join 8 existing programs as proven leaders in downtown development.


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