The Grants Management Division is an available resource to all County departments. Our primary goal is to provide full lifecycle grant management services to departments and elected offices. We are tasked to research grant opportunities, provide technical assistance in grant writing, and administratively manage all federal, and most state, grants awarded to the County. We are here to assist departments in increasing grant revenue. As departments share programmatic and capital needs the Grants Management Division works to locate appropriate grant opportunities and facilitates assistance throughout the grant application process.
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Frequently Asked Questions
|Question: What is the origin of the County's grants?|
Answer: The County generally receives grants from federal or state government, foundations, and corporations.
|Question: Why apply for grants?|
Answer: Receiving a grant gives you the opportunity to carry out a specific project that might not be fundable using general fund money. This procedure also frees up general fund monies for other purposes and allows the County to address additional community needs.
|Question: Does Gwinnett County offer grant opportunities to individuals?|
Answer: Most of the grants the County receives are designated for departments to carry out a specific task. However, some housing assistance funding is set aside specifically for eligible citizens. Please contact the Community Development Program office at 678.518.6008 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
|Question: Can a person request grant funds to start or operate a for-profit business?|
Answer: At the present time Gwinnett County does not provide grant funds to for-profit entities. Please visit the County’s Economic Development webpage for valuable resources readily available for your business.
Grants Division Organization
COVID-19 Nonprofit Funding Opportunity Round 1 Awards
Gwinnett County is making available funds awarded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to nonprofit agencies providing valuable services in Gwinnett to support their response to local needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through its Round 1 application cycle (May 20 – June 4, 2020), Gwinnett County awarded more than $13.3 million to 104 nonprofit and faith-based agencies.
COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits
Gwinnett County values the services provided throughout our community by our nonprofit and faith-based partners. We recognize that each agency faces unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we offer current resources to assist you in maintaining services and responding to immediate needs.
We are actively evaluating Gwinnett’s allocations, eligible uses of funds, and regulatory requirements for CARES Act funding so that the County can subgrant eligible funds to our nonprofit partners. Other community resources and funding opportunities are available at this time. Please read through the COVID-19 Grant Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits booklet to learn about opportunities that may be available for your organization.
Links to Gwinnett County Grant Programs
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program Descriptions
Housing Grant Programs Funded by HUD
- Homestretch – Down Payment Assistance Program
- Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program
- Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Other Funding Resources
- Grants.gov is a searchable database source to find and apply for federal government grants
- Federal Office of Management and Budget contains financial information on individual programs and the appropriation accounts for each federal agency
- E-Gov USA.gov links to websites that provide useful, timely, citizen-centered government information and services this tool makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web
Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents
- Catalog of State Financial Assistance is a comprehensive listing and description of state administered programs and financial assistance
- Georgia Department of Community Affairs operates a host of state and federal grant programs