The City of Roswell will be performing network services maintenance on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 PM. This will impact email communication with City staff, access to the online payments portal, and other City services. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience. A full list of affected services is available here.

Community Development Block Grants

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Danny Blitch
Danny Blitch
Grants Manager
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Charles Alford
Grants Specialist
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Hours & Location
Phone: 770-641-3727
Fax: 770-594-6250
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38 Hill Street
Suite 115
Roswell, GA, 30075

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CDBG Background

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program 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 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

City of Roswell CDBG Program

The City of Roswell currently qualifies as a CDBG entitlement community. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities and give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low and moderate income persons. HUD awards annual grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

HUD determines the amount of each entitlement grant by a statutory dual formula which uses several objective measures of community needs, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas. To maintain these awards, HUD requires its CDBG entitlement grantees to submit a Five Year Consolidated Plan (also known as a Con Plan), an Annual Action Plan (AAP), a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), an Analysis to Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Plan (AI), and a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP). The most current versions of these documents can be found below.

Public Notice

Public Review of a Draft Copy of The City Of Roswell's 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan & Annual One-Year Action Plan

The City of Roswell will solicit comments on its 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan & Annual One-Year Action Plan for Program Year 2018 at a Public Hearing held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Roswell City Hall located at 38 Hill Street, Room 220, Roswell, GA 30075. This meeting is part of the the City's 30-day public comment period for the plan which will open on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 and end on Monday, October 23, 2017.

The City is required to develop a Consolidated Plan to serve as the formal document to pursue established goals and objectives for all of its community planning and development projects and activities, including housing and economic programs. The Consolidated Plan is a three-to-five-year, long-range strategic plan submitted to HUD to identify, prioritize and address the City's housing and community development needs and to develop a map of the planned use of funds from all sources. The Annual Action Plan displays the annual allocation of funding by the City and is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development as a prerequisite to receiving funds for the Community Development Block Grant Program.

Draft copies of the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan and Action Plan will be available for examination and comment at the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM. The required public review ends Monday, October 23, 2017. The City will receive written comments until 5:00 PM on Monday, October 23, 2017. Comments can be mailed or delivered in person to the attention of the Grants Division at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Suite 115, Roswell, GA 30075, or emailed to Hard copies of the plan draft will be available for review at: Roswell City Hall; the Roswell Public Library, 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA 30075; the East Roswell Public Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076; and the Roswell Housing Authority, 199 Grove Way, Roswell, GA 30075. An electronic copy of the draft plan is available for review here.

No displacement will occur as a result of the activities described herein. Should displacement occur, the City of Roswell will implement the provisions as required by CFR 570.606 (Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance). The City of Roswell does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission of, access to, or treatment of, or employment, the programs and activities described herein. An interpreter is available upon request to assist persons with limited English proficiency. Any requests for reasonable accommodation required by an individual to fully participate in any open meetings, programs, or activities of the City of Roswell's Community Development Department should be directed to: Mr. Charles Alford, Grants Specialist, 770-641-3847,