Georgia Investments in Housing Grant

The Georgia Investments in Housing Grant will support nonprofits that are 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) tax-exempt organizations who provide affordable housing and aid individuals experiencing homelessness. This program is intended to support non-profit housing project applications that aid individuals experiencing homelessness.

The Office of Planning and Budget will accept applications for the competitive grant application process starting on May 16, 2022 through June 27, 2022. 

All awards will be cost reimbursement method of payment. Post Award FAQs can be found Download this pdf file. here.

Performance Period: August 1, 2022- October 31, 2026* 

Program Total:  $100,000,000

Award Amount: Up to $5,000,000 per award

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations 

  • OPB will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).
  • Organizations must be either a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) that were in operation prior to January 1, 2020.
  • The applicant must be registered to conduct business in the State of Georgia at the time of application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate successes in affordable housing projects and supporting individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Applicants must be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM.gov) and maintain active registration during the performance period.

Eligible Use of Funds: 

  • Real property acquisition (Housing Trust Fund) 
  • Site improvements and development hard costs (Housing Trust Fund)
  • Reasonable administrative and planning costs (Housing Trust Fund)
  • Housing rehabilitation; (HOME Investment Partnership)
  • New construction of housing (HOME Investment Partnership) 
    • [Preference will be given to applications regarding conversion or improvements due to ARPA deadline]
  • Please note that 

Note that the HOME and Housing Trust Fund programs use different income limits than the definition of low- and moderate-income adopted by Treasury. 

Low or moderate-income households and communities are those with (i) income at or below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the size of the household based on the most recently published poverty guidelines by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or (ii) income at or below 65 percent of the Area Median area median income for the county and size of household based on the most recently published data by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Award Performance Period Subject to Change Based on Volume of Applications

Preparing Your Application

As you prepare to submit an application, please be ready to include the following attachments:

  • Please provide a copy of current certification from the GA Secretary of State. For assistance, please visit: www.sos.ga.gov (The applicant must be registered to conduct business in the State of Georgia at the time of application)
  • Provide one copy of each of the last two most recent audited financial statements that meet the criteria described. Include management letters if applicable. Please upload as a single PDF
  • The applicant must have an audit or audited financial statements (even if budget is less than $25,000 annually) prepared by a qualified accountant or accounting service, covering the last two most recent reporting periods of operation. Copies of each audited financial statement must be submitted with the application. Reviews and Compilations will not be accepted. Audit findings will make the applicant ineligible to receive assistance.
  • Provide a list of board members and a copy of board meeting minutes authorizing the submittal of this application. 
  • Provide funding commitments displayed on letterhead, resumes of principal staff and personnel directly working on the project, and include descriptions of the applicant’s previous related program activities.
  • Provide a copy of the agency’s written financial management procedures, and a current organization chart. Please upload as a single PDF
  • Each applicant must submit proof of insurance for the following types of insurance: General Liability, Auto Liability, and Worker’s Compensation. Provide a copy of Certificate of Insurance
  • Each applicant must submit proof that the organization has registered with the U.S. System for Award Management. Visit www.sam.gov
  • Proof of nonprofit status  
  • Letters of Support. (optional) Letters of support will only be accepted in submission with the application on file. OPB will not accepted emailed or mailed letters of support. 

 

Application Review Criteria

The following criteria will be used by the review committee when assessing a potential grant:

  1. Project Narrative (25%)
  2. Project Design and Implementation (30%)
  3. Capabilities and Competencies (15%)
  4. Plan for Collecting Reporting Data (10%)
  5. Target Population (10%)
  6. Budget (10%)
  7. Overall Funding Recommendation 

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