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Community Development

140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
: Shannan Sagnot
Email: ssagnot@co.henry.ga.us

2019 Draft CAPER

Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan & 2020 Annual Action Plan


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:

  • Senior Services
  • Handicapped Access
  • Youth Services
  • Health Services
  • Sidewalk Improvements
  • Waterline Improvements
  • Street Improvements
  • Sewer Improvements
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Senior Center
  • Youth Centers
  • Neighborhood Facilities
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Historic Preservation
  • Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Health Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Job Creation & Retention
  • Business Improvements
  • Acquisition
  • Loans
  • 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.
2019 Final CAPER

Public Input Requested for Henry County Proposed FY2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Henry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program announces the release of the draft federal fiscal year 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The CAPER provides the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the residents of Henry County an opportunity to evaluate the overall progress of the CDBG Program in carrying out priorities and specific objectives identified in the FY 2017-2019 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans. It also describes actions, changes and accomplishments during the 2019 Program Year resulting from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funded through HUD.

Henry County proposes that the federal fiscal year 2019 CAPER be approved, in accordance with its Citizen Participation Plan and the regulations of HUD which govern the CDBG Program.  The County encourages all residents and other interested parties to review the draft FY 2019 CAPER and submit their written comments during the public comment period which shall be in effect from Wednesday, November 25, 2020 thru Monday, December 14, 2020.  A receipt of all comments received will be submitted to HUD as part of the CAPER.  Written comments on the draft CAPER must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, at the address listed below:

Henry County Board of Commissioners
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA  30253
E-mail: CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in the Public Hearing and are invited to make their verbal comments regarding the FY19 CAPER at that time.

Date and Time

Meeting Type

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Board of Commissioners
Public Hearing

The Board of Commissioners will consider approval and submission to HUD of the FY 2019 CAPER during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 starting at 6:30 p.m. at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 in the Community Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building.  The building is handicap accessible.  Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County CDBG Program, at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 (770-288-7525).  The Henry County TDD number is 770-288-6819.              

Copies of the draft FY 2019 CAPER are available for review at the following locations:

  • Henry County Web site: http://www.co.henry.ga.us/Departments/A-C/Community-Development
  • Henry County Administration Building- 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
  • Fairview Recreation Center- 35 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • J.P. Moseley Recreation Center- 1041 Miller's Mill Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • Locust Grove Recreation Center- 10 Cleveland Street, Locust Grove, GA 30248
  • McDonough Public Library- 1001 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30252
  • Fairview Public Library- 28 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • Fortson (Hampton) Public Library- 61 McDonough Road, Hampton, GA 30228
  • Cochran (Stockbridge) Public Library- 174 Burke Street, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • McDonough City Hall- 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, GA 30253
  • Locust Grove City Hall- 3644 Highway 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248
  • Hampton City Hall- 17 East Main Street S., Hampton, GA 30228