Grants Administration Office
The Grants Administration Office is responsible for seeking, securing, and managing funds from public and private grant sources to help facilitate the strategic goals of the City.
More than $5 million has been secured in the past five years for planning, homeless prevention, housing assistance, parks and grounds, downtown revitalization, stormwater management, and brownfields cleanup activities, as well as equipment for the Fire Department and Police Department.
Current Grant Awards
2017 Community Development Block Grant $191,204
2019 Community Development Block Grant $215,576
2020 Community Development Block Grant $230,360
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD ) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be used to continue the Azalea Street Redevelopment Project, promote Fair Housing initiatives, assist local non-profit public service agencies in delivering assistance to the community via the Sub-recipient Program, and help resident with home repairs via the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. More information can be accessed by the corresponding links above.
The CARES Act CDBG-CV $135,513
The CDBG-CV program allows eligible states, local units of government, and tribes to support a broad range of activities including preventing, preparation, and responding to the coronavirus. The Community Development Department will use these funds to provide economic recovery grants to assist local small businesses recover from the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 Emergency Solutions Grant $129,000
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) aids individuals in times of economic hardship by providing emergency shelter as well as rent and utility assistance. Funds will also go toward hosting Project Homeless Connect, an event geared toward outreach and raising awareness. It provides an opportunity to inform the community about the need that exists, as well as a chance to address that need. Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.
2019 Emergency Food and Shelter Grant $13,000
The United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Grant (EFSG) aids individuals in times of economic hardship by providing emergency shelter. Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.
2018 Community HOME Investment Program $571,545
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) assists with rehabilitation of owner-occupied residential housing. This initiative is aimed at rehabilitating substandard single family structures of low and moderate income or elderly homeowners throughout the City of Hinesville.
2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance $11,717
2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance $11,013
Department of Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding is used to acquire vital equipment for the Hinesville Police and Liberty County Sheriff Department. Items include but are not limited to vehicle camera systems, hand held laser speed detection devices, and vehicle radars.
2020 Department of Justice Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program $35,483
The CESF program allows eligible states, local units of government, and tribes to support a broad range of activities including preventing, preparation, and responding to the coronavirus. The Hinesville Police Department will utilize funds to purchase personal protective equipment, medical equipment, and hygiene and sanitation equipment to respond to and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Funds will be utilized to expand the Police Department's Body-Worn Camera program.
2020 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Police Department) $9,651
2020 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Fire Department) $10,000
Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) funding used to acquire vital equipment for the Hinesville Police and Fire Departments.