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Extreme fire danger caused by ongoing drought has prompted a temporary ban on the following: all outdoor burning; smoking, grilling, and campfires in all County-operated parks; and fireworks usage.
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Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
The CDBG program was authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and provides annual grants, on a formula basis, to implement a wide variety of housing, community and economic development activities. The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.

  Local nonprofit organizations, participating Gwinnett County cities, Gwinnett County departments, and local public housing authorities are all encouraged to participate in the annual grant competition. The County evaluates proposed activities based on an assessment of its local needs, goals, priority objectives, and benefits to the community.

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Click here to view a 2014 report summarizing the successful 28-year history of Gwinnett County's CDBG Program.


HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
The HOME Program, created through the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, provides grant funds to help create and preserve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.

Funding is awarded by the County to nonprofit and government organizations to create and preserve affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.
 

Funds may be used to construct, reconstruct, and rehabilitate single-family and multi-family housing. Down payment assistance is also available to qualifying low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers. Click here to view the county's funding history. 


Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG)
Formerly the Emergency Shelter Grant, the ESG Program was created through the passage of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. ESG funds must be used to provide shelter and supportive services to homeless persons or to provide homelessness prevention activities for low- and moderate-income persons who are in danger of becoming homeless. Public agencies or nonprofit organizations currently providing services for individuals/families in Gwinnett County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, or have a recent history (within the last five years) of providing similar services are encouraged to apply for ESG funding. 

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Recent CDBG/HOME/ESG Grant Awards

Fiscal Year 2015
Fiscal Year 2014
Fiscal Year 2013
Fiscal Year 2012
Fiscal Year 2011
Fiscal Year 2010


Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans
Gwinnett County prepares a new Consolidated Plan every five years that identifies housing, community development, and homeless needs. The plan also establishes measurable goals, priority objectives and strategies to address these identified needs, and contains the County’s proposed investments of HUD Grant funds to address these needs. Funding awarded to Gwinnett County by HUD is utilized to carry out the activities needed to meet the annual goals, objectives, and performance measures proposed in the Consolidated Plan. The current five-year Consolidated Plan and the most recent Annual Action Plans are available for download.

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Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 and Action Plan 2015
Consolidated Plan 2010 – 2014 (A part of the Gwinnett County 2030 Unified Plan)
Action Plan 2014
Action Plan 2013
Action Plan 2012
Action Plan 2011
Action Plan 2010

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Each year HUD requires that Gwinnett County submit a report on its grant performance and accomplishments through the preparation and submission of the CAPER. The CAPER contains narratives, tables, and location maps for the activities carried out that year, and reports on the County's progress in addressing the goals, objectives, and performance measures established in the five-year Consolidated Plan and in that year's Annual Action Plan.

The CAPER is made available for public review and comment for a 15-day period prior to submission to HUD. At least one public hearing is held by the County during the 15-day public comment period. The CAPER contains all public comments received during the program year on which the CAPER is reporting.
Program Administration Contact
Gwinnett County Community Development Program Office
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 275
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Telephone: 678) 518-6008
FAX: (678) 518-6071
Email: gchcd@gwinnettcounty.com

Frequently Asked Questions
Click this link for a listing of Frequently Asked Questions related to the housing, community development and homeless activities of the Gwinnett County Community Development Program.

Other Related Resources
HUD Program Guides
CDBG Program Desk Guide
HOME Program Guide

HUD Regulations

Consolidated Plan (24 CFR 91)
Community Development Block Grant Program (24 CFR 570)
HOME Program (24 CFR 92)
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200)