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McDonough, GA 30253
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Henry County Community Development Block Grant

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Public Notice

Henry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program announces the publication of proposed amendments of the Henry County Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans as part of the FY 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan of Community and Housing Development objectives and proposed use of funds for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Henry County proposes that the federal fiscal year 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans be amended, in accordance with its Citizen Participation Plan and the regulations governing the CDBG Program. The amendments listed herein are proposed for public review and comment. A thirty (30) day public comment period shall be in effect from Wednesday, January 28 thru Friday, February 27, 2015. Any comments on the proposed amendments must be received in writing by 5:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015, at the address listed below:

Henry County Board of Commissioners
Community Development Department
140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
E-mail: CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us

Public Hearing

Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearing to assist the County in finalizing its amendments to the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans. Comments received by the Community Development Department prior to the public hearings will be provided to the Henry County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 starting at 9:00 am. The Board of Commissioners will consider approval of the amendments following the public hearing.

The public hearing will be held in the Community Room of the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia, 30253. The building is handicap accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County Government Community Development Department, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 (770-288-7525). The County TDD number is (770) 288-6819.

For residents unable to attend and participate in the public hearings, written comments on the proposed amendments to the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans may be submitted to the above address.

Copies of the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plan proposed amendments are available for review at the following locations:

  • Henry County Administration Building - 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
  • Heritage Senior Center - 1050 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30252
  • Hidden Valley Senior Center - 600 Spraggins Memorial Parkway, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • 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
  • Stockbridge City Hall - 4640 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281   


Henry County Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.
– Housing Assistance

City of Hampton Public Facilities/ Infrastructure
Resurfacing Caldwell Drive Neighborhood
($121,205.88) $121,205.88


City of Stockbridge
Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements
Community Pool

City of Hampton Public Facilities/ Infrastructure
Resurfacing Caldwell Drive Neighborhood

($150,000.00) $53,794.12
City of McDonough - Public Facilities/ Infrastructure Improvements Sidewalks & Drainage Improvements (Simpson St, Lyman Stringer Blvd, Tillman Ct, Cherry St, and Fairview Rd)
Henry County Parks & Recreation Department - Public Facilities/ Infrastructure Improvements Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvements Windy Hill R/C Track; Ronnie Stewart Drive, McDonough
Unprogrammed Public Facilities/ Infrastructure Improvements

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.


Last updated: Wednesday January 28 2015

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