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Public Notice
Federal Fiscal Year 2017/State Fiscal Year 2018
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Program Goals and Method of Distribution


The State of Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently preparing its Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Action Plan Goals and Method of Distribution that details how the State proposes to use the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. Each program includes program specific requirements such as the proposed methods of funding distribution and the program priorities for funding. Comments regarding the method of distributions for each program will be accepted for a 30-day review and consideration period that will end no later than March 7, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.


The ESG and HOPWA Method of Distributions will be available on February 13, 2017 after 5:00 PM on the website at: http://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/specialneeds/programs/esg.asp.
All written comments should be emailed to john.shereikis@dca.ga.gov.


Additionally, comments may be submitted to DCA/ 60 Executive Park South NE/ Atlanta, GA 30329. For information, call (404) 327-6830 or through the TDD line at (404) 679-4915.


The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.
For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please call (404) 679-4840 or email
fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.




Meetings of the Board of Directors


The next meetings of the Board of Community Affairs, Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, GHFA Affordable Housing, Inc. and GHFA Economic Development Financing, Inc. are scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. The meetings will take place in the Board Room of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, located at 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

An agenda for each meeting is attached for your review. DCA is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs, services and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Any individual who needs an accommodation because of a disability should contact Alyssa Justice at 404-679-3154 or email fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.


DCA Agenda
Georgia Housing and Finance Authority Agenda
GHFA Affordable Housing, Inc. Agenda
GHFA Economic Development Financing, Inc. Agenda




Conference Call Meetings


A Finance Committee meeting, Housing Committee meeting, and Community and Economic Development Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2017 via conference call. The Finance Committee meeting will take place at 2:00pm, the Housing Committee meeting will take place at 2:30pm, and the Community and Economic Development Meeting will take place at 3:30pm.

Should you require additional information, such as the call-in number for any or all of the meetings, please contact Alyssa Justice at 404.679.3154 or alyssa.justice@dca.ga.gov.

Each agenda is attached for your review. DCA is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs, services and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Any individual who needs an accommodation because of a disability should contact Alyssa Justice or email fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.


Community and Economic Development Committee Agenda - 02/02/2017 (pdf)
Finance Committee Agenda - 02/02/2017 (pdf)
Housing Committee Agenda - 02/02/2017 (pdf)

 



State Job Tax Credit Program Requests Comments and Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the Job Tax Credit Regulations O.C.G.A. 110-9-1


The State of Georgia's Job Tax Credit Program provides for a statewide job tax credit for any business or headquarters of any such business engaged in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, processing, telecommunications, tourism, or research and development industries, but does not include retail businesses. If other requirements are met, job tax credits are available to businesses of any nature, including retail businesses, in counties recognized and designated as the 40 least developed counties.


Proposed changes to the Job Tax Credit Regulation will accomplish several points:

  1. Add a new NAICS code to the “Processing” definition under a qualifying “business enterprise” to coincide with the change the Georgia Department of Revenue made to their “Business Enterprise” regulation in 2015;
  2. Revise language to mirror legislative updates through HB 936, as signed by Governor Deal on 4/27/2016;
  3. Add clarifying details of the documentation to be submitted when applying for continuing consideration of an economic distress designation for a County Tier or Less Developed Census Tract.


Our primary method of receiving feedback will be by written comments submitted to oed@dca.ga.gov. When submitting e-mails or other documents to this address, please use the subject line “JTC Comments”. Comments may also be submitted by mail to:

Tricia DePadro
JTC Comments
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329 - 2231


Also, a public hearing will be held at the following time and location:

October 24, 2016 – 10:00 am
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329 - 2231
404-679-4940
Web: www.dca.ga.gov


DCA will accept written comments through November 4, 2016. Comments and our responses will be published on DCA's Job Tax Credit web page.


Current Job Tax Credit Program Regulation (PDF)

Proposed Changes to Job Tax Credit Program Regulation (PDF)

 



Public Input Requested for the State of Georgia’s Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) FFY2015/ SFY2016

The State of Georgia, in compliance with applicable U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, has prepared a draft version of the State's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Federal Fiscal Year 2015. The CAPER is the annual review of the State's performance in meeting the goals and objectives identified in the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan and FY 2015 Annual Action Plan. The State of Georgia encourages citizens, public agencies and other interested parties to review the contents of its draft CAPER and to submit their written comments.


CLICK HERE to view the State CDBG Program Requests Comments and Announces Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to the CDBG Method of Distribution


The report will be available for review on September 12, 2016 after 5 p.m.

The 2015 CDBG Per is available at  2015 CDBG PER


Petición para Comentario Publico con Respecto al Borrador del Reporte de Evaluación del Desempeño del Plan Consolidado Anual 2015-2016 Del Estado de Georgia

El Estado de Georgia, en cumplimiento de las regulaciones aplicable del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU. (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés), ha preparado un borrador del Reporte de Evaluación del Desempeño del Plan Consolidado Anual (CAPER, por sus siglas en inglés) por el año fiscal federal 2015. El CAPER es la revista an"ual de los desempeños del Estado de lograr las metas y los objetivos identificados por el Plan Consolidado 2003-2017 y el Plan de Acción 2015. El Estado de Georgia les anima a los ciudadanos, agencias públicas, y otras partes interesados revisar los contenidos del borrador del CAPER y entregar los comentarios escritos.


HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para ver el Programa CDBG del Estado que solicita comentarios y anuncios públicos sobre proponer cambios al método de distribución de CDBG


El informe estará disponible para su revisión a las 5:00pm el lunes el 12 de septiembre 2016.

El 2015 CDBG Per está disponible en 2015 CDBG PER




Notice of Funding Availability


ATLANTA (8/16/2016) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will release a grant application on September 1, 2016, for approximately $3 million in new Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grants.

The Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) uses a portion of DCA's HOME funds to assist local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities to address the needs of affordable housing development in their communities.

The full Notice of Funding Availability details can be found at http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/documents/2017-CHIP_NOFA.pdf


Eligible Applicants:

Eligible CHIP applicants include local governments that have not been designated by HUD as a Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) for the HOME program, organizations designated with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status, or Local Public Housing Authorities which meet CHIP experience threshold requirements.

Eligible Activities:

Homeowner Rehabilitation: CHIP funds may be used to assist existing low income homeowners by providing rehabilitation assistance to their homes.

New Construction: CHIP funds may be used to build single family homes for low-to-moderate income homebuyers.

The application and instructions will be available on the DCA website at www.dca.ga.gov on September 1, 2016. The application deadline is December 1, 2016.

A webinar with details about the application is scheduled for September 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and will be archived to be viewed later. To register for the webinar, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7093529329745988868





Request for Proposals - Georgia Commission on Service & Volunteerism


The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism invites and welcomes proposals for their AmeriCorps Training and Technical Assistance project. The purpose of this statewide project is:


  • TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING TO AMERICORPS PLANNING GRANT RECIPIENTS.
  • TO PROVIDE OUTREACH TO GEORGIA’S RURAL COMMUNITIES REGARDING THE AMERICORPS GRANT OPPORTUNITY.


The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV) is part of DCA and serves as the pass-through agency for AmeriCorps Planning Grants and Formula Funds.


The consultant will assist six planning grant recipients in building the necessary infrastructures and systems necessary to apply for an AmeriCorps grant in 2017. The consultant will conduct outreach to Georgia’s rural communities; providing education and information about the AmeriCorps grant opportunity.


If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click here for DETAILS.




GHFA - Request for Proposals (RFP)


The Georgia Housing and Finance Authority (the “Authority”) is pleased to request proposals (RFP) from firms to serve as Senior Managing Underwriter(s) or as Co-Managers for future issues of single family housing bonds. The successful candidate(s) will tentatively begin with bond issues after January 1, 2017. However, it should be noted that the Authority's bond issuances, as well as its Senior Underwriters and Co-Managers, must have the prior approval of the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC). If a bond deal has begun prior to GSFIC approval of those Senior Underwriters and Co-Managers selected as a result of this RFP process, then current underwriters will continue to serve until the following bond deal.


RFP responses will be due by 4PM Eastern Time, July 27, 2016.      Details





Announcement of Funds Availability - Federal Fiscal Year 2016 and Request for Proposals.
Special Southern/South Central Appalachia Program Focused on Automotive and Aviation Workforce Development


Announcement of Funds Availability federal Fiscal Year 2016: $1.8 million in federal Appalachian Regional Commission funds to support investments in the automotive and aviation employment sectors benefitting DISTRESSED COUNTIES in Georgia's ARC region.


Proposals must impact Chattooga, Hart and/or Murray Counties (Georgia's ARC Distressed Counties in FY 2016). The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recognize that in order to impact distressed counties, it may be necessary to support activities and employers located in other counties. DCA-ARC may approve financial assistance in these situations on the condition that support will aid distressed counties.


Proposed Funding Amounts: Minimum: $75,000 Maximum: $500,000


Contact ARC Program Manager Annaka Woodruff, annaka.woodruff@dca.ga.gov.


Southern Appalachia RFP June 2016





Request for Professional Services

Interested in providing goods or services to DCA and other state agencies? All State of Georgia Procurement opportunities are listed on the Statewide Procurement Registry: http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/PR_index.jsp

Additional questions regarding the State of Georgia's procurement guidelines may be directed to the Georgia Department of Administrative Services at 404-657-6000.

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