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Community Development

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

2018 Final CAPER

2017-2019 Consolidated Plan & 2017 Annual Action Plan

2019 Annual Action Plan Final


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.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated Henry County funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Funding is allocated as a supplement to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. CARES Act supplemental funding to the CDBG Program is known as CDBG-CV.

This notice serves to announce that Henry County has posted an application online at http://www.co.henry.ga.us/Departments/A-C/Community-Development to be completed by service providers seeking CARES funding to benefit Henry County residents impacted by Covid-19.  Current, Henry County FY19 CDBG subrecipients may contact the Community Development Department to request an abbreviated application form. 

Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Applications should be emailed to CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us or mailed to the following address:

Henry County
Community Development Department
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

Mailed applications must be stamped by the U.S. Postal Services by the submission deadline to be accepted.  Late applications will not be accepted.

The Community Development staff can be reached at 770-288-7525, 770-288-7533 or via e-mail at CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us.

The Henry County Community Development Department will host a series of Needs Assessment meetings for the purpose of determining the nature and types of assistance needed to address priority needs in Henry County including the cities of Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge.

The meetings shall address the following topics:
• Estimated amount of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program entitlement funds
• Eligible uses for CDBG funds
• Description of current CDBG assisted activities, completed activities and accomplishments
• The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

Henry County is a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a prerequisite to receiving funds under HUD’s formula grant programs, Henry County is required to submit a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan being developed is proposed for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2020-2024. The five (5) year period, will begin July 1, 2020 and end June 30, 2024. The proposed Consolidated Plan will provide policy direction concerning the county’s CDBG funding decisions over the five (5) year period. The associated Annual Action Plan is for FY 2020, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

As part of the development of the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans, we are seeking to identify community development within the County. Available on the County’s website residents and stakeholders will find two (2) Needs Assessment forms. One is intended to be completed by agencies and organizations, such as service providers; the other is intended for individuals and/or households. Both documents are PDF fillable, allowing the respondent to type directly into the form. Completed forms can be returned via email, U.S. Postal Services or hand delivery. We are requesting that completed forms be returned by Friday, March 27, 2020.