How to Apply

Generally, city governments are asked to take on the responsibility of preparing the application and assuming the role of lead organization during the application process and three year program. Any incorporated municipality in the state of Georgia may apply, except municipalities which are not listed as Qualified Local Governments by DCA. In cases where another local government entity (county government or local housing authority) would be more appropriate as the lead organization, that entity may apply with approval of the selection committee. Application instructions include additional details. Please read application instructions carefully.  All documents should be sent via email to Jermaine Durham at 

Download the 2022 Application here.

Schedule of Events 2022

Event Date(s)
Application Release May 2nd 

Live Informational Webinars 


May 20th (10:00AM -11:30AM)

June 15th (10:00AM -11:30AM)

Q&A Meeting for Applicants July 15th 
Letter of Intent Due July 8th
Application Due

July 29th by 11:59pm EST

Site Visits to Finalist Communities Late August & Early September
Selection Announcement During Fall GICH Retreat
Pre-retreat Orientation Meeting Early December 
First Retreat March 2023
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