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Laura Calfee
CDBG Manager
(770) 721-7807

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1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Upper Level
tel: (770) 721-7806
fax: (678) 493-6035

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The County is seeking proposals from consultants who can support the development of the Cherokee County, GA Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Plan. The Consultant should have expertise in fair housing and other equal housing opportunity programs or concerns and experience in the preparatino of plans required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Planning and Development programs (CDBG, HOME, ESG, etc.).   Please visit the link to access the solicitation on the County's Procurement webs...

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2018 Request for Applications Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] Cherokee County, Georgia     Cherokee County is accepting Program Year [PY] 2018 applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.   Applications are available for the following types of projects: Public Facilities - Construction/Renovation; Public Facilities - Acquisition; Public Services –...

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Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia Application Meeting for Affordable Home (.pdf)  Click on the link above to view meeting information with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia Application Meeting for Affordable Homes (MSWord) Click on the link above to view meeting information with Microsoft...

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Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to about 1,200 general units of local government and states.

The CDBG program is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing communities. CDBG works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. The program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and communities across the nation. 

The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between states and local jurisdictions identified as "non-entitlement" and "entitlement" communities, respectively. Entitlement communities are comprised of central cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities). States distribute CDBG funds to non-entitlement localities not qualified as entitlement communities.

HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

Citizen Participation A grantee must develop and follow a detailed plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation. This integral process emphasizes participation by persons of low or moderate income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds. The plan must provide citizens with the following: reasonable and timely access to local meetings; an opportunity to review proposed activities and program performance; provide for timely written answers to written complaints and grievances; and identify how the needs of non-English speaking residents will be met in the case of public hearings where a significant number of non-English speaking residents can be reasonably expected to participate.

Eligible Activities Over a 1, 2, or 3-year period, as selected by the grantee, not less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Please contact the Program Manager, Laura Calfee,  for further information about the CDBG Program:     

Cherokee County CDBG Program
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 721-7807 or
(770) 721-7805

Needs Assessment Survey

2014-2018 Consolidated Plan

2018 Capital Project Application

2018 Capital Project Application (.pdf)

2018 Capital Project Municipality Application

2018 Capital Project Municipality Application (.pdf)

2018 Public Service Application

2018 Public Service Application (.pdf)

2018 CDBG Application Handbook

2018 CDBG Application Handbook (.pdf)

PY 2014 Annual Action Plan

PY 2014 CAPER Executive Summary

PY 2015 Annual Action Plan

PY 2015 CAPER Executive Summary Draft

PY 2016 Annual Action Plan

PY 2016 CAPER Draft Executive Summary

Jurisdiction's Use of CDBG Funds-2016 CAPER

E-Verify Information

SAVE Affidavit



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