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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 Hearing Notice

The City of Roswell Seeks Public Comment on Its 2018 Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan

The City of Roswell is seeking public comment on its 2018 Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan. As an entitlement community eligible to receive assistance under the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is required to submit the Annual Action Plan to HUD every year in order to receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. This plan provides a framework for identifying housing and community development priorities and addresses how these priorities can be assisted using federal formula block grant programs. Additionally, the City has made minor updates to its Citizen Participation Plan which guides the public participation process with HUD grants.

To ensure access to all information, drafts of the documents are available digitally on this page and hard copies are available at:
  • City of Roswell, Grants Division
    38 Hill Street, Suite 115
    Roswell, Georgia 30075

  • East Roswell Public Library
    2301 Holcomb Bridge Road
    Roswell, GA 30076

  • Housing Authority of the City of Roswell
    199 Grove Way
    Roswell, Georgia 30075

  • Roswell Public Library
    115 Norcross Street
    Roswell, GA 30075
Public comments can be submitted in writing to the City of Roswell, Grants Division, 38 Hill Street, Suite 115, Roswell, GA 30075 or through the City's CDBG Program email, Per the City's Citizen Participation Plan, the public comment period for the draft of this plan will run for 30 days, starting on Friday, May 25, 2018.

All comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018. Additionally, a public hearing to discuss the plan will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 105 of Roswell City Hall. Please contact Charles Alford at 770-641-3847 or with any questions or if translation or interpretation services are needed.

Community Development Block Grant Documents

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Documents