Henry County Community Development Block Grant
FY15 Annual Action Plan
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Notice of Funding Availability
This notice serves to announce that Henry County has posted its Fiscal Year 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications online at http://www.co.henry.ga.us/CDBG/.
All FY16 CDBG applicants must attend an Application Workshop to be considered for funding. Participation in the Application Workshops will assist applicants with the preparation of their application and understanding of the CDBG Program requirements. Application Workshops will be held at the following dates, times and locations:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 10:00 am
Henry County Administration Building
Conference Room B
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Merle Manders Conference Center
Lower level meeting rooms
111 Davis Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be date and time stamped upon receipt. Applications should be delivered or mailed to the Community Development office located in the Henry County Administration Building at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.
The Henry County Administration Building and the Merle Manders Center are handicap accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County Government Community Development Division, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 (770-288-7525). The County TDD number is 770-288-6819.
The Community Development staff can be reached at 770-288-7525 or via e-mail at CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us.
What is the Community Development Block Grant Program?
The primary goal of CDBG is to develop and strengthen viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments principally for low- and moderate-income persons and/or households.
CDBG-funded projects and services must meet one of the Programs’ National Objectives:
- Provide a benefit to low/moderate income persons.
- Eliminate or prevent slums and blight.
- Meet an urgent community need of recent origin that threatens the health or welfare of residents.
The following are considered eligible CDBG activities:
- PUBLIC SERVICES
- Senior Services
- Handicapped Access
- Youth Services
- Health Services
- PUBLIC INFRASTUCTURE
- Sidewalk Improvements
- Waterline Improvements
- Street Improvements
- Sewer Improvements
- Drainage Improvements
- PUBLIC FACILITIES
- Senior Center
- Youth Centers
- Neighborhood Facilities
- Child Care Facilities
- Historic Preservation
- Parks & Recreation Facilities
- Health Facilities
- Parking Facilities
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- Job Creation & Retention
- Business Improvements
- Housing Rehabilitation
- Affordable Housing
- Rental Assistance
- Down Payment Assistance
- Rental Rehabilitation
- Emergency Shelter
The following activities may Not be assisted with CDBG funds:
- Buildings (or portions thereof) utilized for the General Conduct of Government (unless the proposed activity is related to ADA compliance being the removal of material or architectural barriers that limit the accessibility of elderly persons or adults with severe disabilities (§570.208(a)(2(ii));
- General Government Expenses - required to carry out the regular responsibilities of general local government; and
- Political Activities - the use of CDBG funds to finance facilities or equipment for political purposes or to engage in other partisan political activities, such as candidates’ forums, voter transportation, or voter registration is not eligible.
The following activities will generally Not be assisted with CDBG funds:
- Purchase of Equipment - for example, construction, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings and other personal property not an integral structural fixture is generally ineligible;
- Operating and Maintenance Expenses – any expense associated with repairing, operating or maintaining public facilities, improvements and services in ineligible. Examples of ineligible operating and maintenance include: the maintenance and repair of publically owned streets (filling of pot holes in streets, repairing of cracks in sidewalks, replacement of expended street light bulbs), parks (the mowing of recreational areas), water and sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities, senior centers, centers for persons with disabilities;
- Payment of staff salaries, utility costs and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities;
- New Housing Construction – the construction of new permanent residential structures or for any program to subsidize or assist such new construction is ineligible except:
- When carried out by an entity pursuant to §570.204(a)
- Income payments – any series of subsistence - type grant payments, such as Housing allowances, food, clothing or utilities.