Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Office
CDBG Program Office
FY 2013 JAG Grant Applications Available
The Cobb County CDBG Program Office is now receiving applications from organizations requesting FY 2013 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. Applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations, participating cities in Cobb County, Cobb County Departments, and other public agencies including local housing authorities, mental health agencies, and public health agencies.
The application period is April 15, 2013 – May 3, 2013. All interested organizations should submit a completed application to the CDBG Program Office. Applications must be physically received at the CDBG Program Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013. Any applications received after this deadline will be returned to the applicant and will not be considered for funding by Cobb County.
Application materials may be downloaded to your computer by selecting the application link below. The application contains instructions and application forms. The application was created in a “fillable” WORD format for ease of use by applicants. If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please contact Angela Johnson, CDBG/JAG Program Manager at email@example.com or by phone at (770) 528-1462.
FY 2013 JAG Application
FY 2013 JAG Application Instruction Packet
FY 2013 JAG Rating Form
Applications should be submitted to:
CDBG Program Office
121 Haynes Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Attn: Angela Johnson, CDBG/JAG Program Manager
Individuals interested in applying for housing assistance may contact the Cobb County CDBG Program Office for assistance and referrals by calling (770) 528-1455.
Housing Rehabilitation for Homeowners
NEWS FROM THE CDBG PROGRAM OFFICE
Community Development Block Grant - Recovery [CDBG-R]
On September 8, 2010, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] awarded an additional $1 billion in funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) that was originally established under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Grant allocations will be provided to all states along with a number of counties and local communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. NSP3 funds will be allocated to provide targeted emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. Please click on the NSP 3 Fact Sheet and the NSP 3 Application for more details:
Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan [PY 2006-2010] PY 2008 Action Plan Click here for more
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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program [HPRP]
. Click here
for more information.
PY 2009 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report [CAPER] for CDBG, HOME & ESG
The PY 2009 CAPER for Cobb County's CDBG, HOME & ESG Programs can be
The Cobb County CDBG Program Office administers a variety of programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The major programs administered are:
- Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] Program:
Funds Public Facilities and Public Services to improve the social, economic, and physical environment of low and moderate income persons, as well as special need individuals residing in Cobb County. Funds are primarily awarded to non-profits or County agencies
- HOME Investment Partnership Act [HOME] Program:
Aims to increase the supply of affordable housing for low and moderate income and special need families through the First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance, Acquisition and Development of New Housing, or the rehabilitation of dilapidated housing in Cobb County. Funds are primarily awarded to non-profits who specialize in affordable housing activities. To learn more about HOME Program grants and loans for homebuyers, click here.
- Emergency Shelter Grant [ESG] Program:
This program provides emergency shelter, supportive services and homeless prevention activities for homeless or at-risk families and individuals in Cobb County.
- Housing Rehabilitation Programs
The CDBG Program Office also manages the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program which offers homeowner rehabilitation assistance to residents of unincorporated Cobb County based on the household income, requests of the home-owner, and the conditions of the home. The Housing Rehabilitation Program will provide financial assistance to very low income homeowners in the form of a grant up to $10,000 [on as-needed basis] to address housing conditions that are imminent health and/or safety threats. Code violations may consist of but are not limited to: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, ADA, interior and exterior structural repair, etc. Grants are for code violations only and not for home improvement upgrades. For more information regarding the Housing Rehabilitation Program, please contact the CDBG Program Office at 770-528-1455.
- Justice Assistance Grant [JAG] Program
The Justice Assistance Grant program provides funds that allow states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system.
- Federal Emergency Management Association – Emergency Food & Shelter Program [FEMA-EFSP]
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program supplements and expands the work of social service agencies in an effort to help people with economic emergencies by providing funds to be used to pay for overdue utilities, rental assistance, mortgage assistance and to prevent homelessness.
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program [NSP]
HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities. The Cobb County NSP acquires foreclosed, residential properties, rehabilitates them into move-in ready, code-compliant condition, and then sells them to eligible applicants, providing downpayment and closing costs assistance. To learn more about the Cobb County Neighborhood Stabilization Program, including downpayment and closing cost assistance for homebuyers, click here.
- The Community Services Block Grant [CSBG] Program
Program provides funds to local agencies and nonprofit organizations for a wide range of services designed to help ameliorate or improve the causes and conditions of poverty in Cobb County.
- Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant [EECBG] Program
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, this Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] and provides federal grants to units of local government, Indian tribes, states, and territories to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions, for improvements in energy efficiency, and creation and retention of jobs. Cobb County was awarded $5,288,500 in EECBG funds. http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/
- Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program [HPRP] - [Funds not available]
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA] of 2009, the purpose of the HUD-sponsored HPRP is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless—many due to the economic crisis—and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless as defined by section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act [42 U.S.C. 11302]. Cobb County was awarded $1,377,048 in HPRP funds. Click here for Cobb County's Substantial Amendment
- Community Development Block Grant - Recovery [CDBG-R] Program:
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA] of 2009, the CDBG-R program provides supplemental funding for Public Facilities and Public Services to improve the social, economic, and physical environment of Cobb County's low and moderate income persons through the creation/retention of jobs and promotion of energy efficiency. Cobb County was awarded $874,428 and the City of Marietta was awarded $185,097 for a total of $1,059,525 in CDBG-R Program funds. Click here for Cobb County's Substantial Amendment
- The Community Services Block Grant Program - Recovery Act [CSBG-ARRA]
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA] of 2009, the CSBG-ARRA Program provides supplemental funds to local agencies and nonprofit organizations for a wide range of services designed to help ameliorate or improve the causes and conditions of poverty in Cobb County. The County was awarded $649,306 in CSBG-ARRA Program funds.
- Emergency Food & Shelter Program - Recovery Act [EFSP-R]
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA] of 2009, the EFSP-R Program supplements and expands the work of social service agencies in an effort to help people with economic emergencies by providing funds to be used to pay for overdue utilities, rental assistance, mortgage assistance and to prevent homelessness. Cobb County was awarded $227,012 in EFSP-R Program funds.
- Edward Byrnes Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program - Recovery Act [JAG-R]
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [ARRA] of 2009, the JAG-R provides supplemental funding to assist state and local law enforcement [including support for hiring] to combat violence against women, to fight internet crimes against children, to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims of crime, and to support youth mentoring. Cobb County was awarded $767,563 in JAG-R Program funds.