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.

Ms. Jasmine Fields is the Grants Administrator and oversees the Grants Administration Office.  Ms. Timiesha James assists with the daily management of grant awards. More information on the following programs can be obtained by contacting this division unless otherwise stated.


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 Continuum of Care Program  $116,396
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program (CoC) provides rental and utility assistance to families experiencing economic hardship.  Life Skills, case management, and contribution requirements prepare the participant to successfully maintain independent living.  Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.

2020 Emergency Solutions Grant $84,000
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. Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.

2020 Emergency Food and Shelter Grant $20,000
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.

2018 Section 5307 Capital $531,188
2019 Section 5307 Capital $214,506
2020 Section 5307 Operations $260,795
2020 Section 5307 Capital $312,579

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funds are used to assist in purchasing vehicles and operating the Liberty Transit bus system.

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.

2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program $18,000
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. Items include but are not limited In-Car Camera Systems and Hurst eDraulic Spreaders.

2019 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (Hinesville Fire Department) $13,835
Firehouse Subs funding will be used to purchase a Hazard House for Large Groups which will be utilized as a part of the Public Safety Education Program. The Hazard House will assist the Hinesville Fire Department in providing residents a hands on guide to transitioning a hazardous household into a home equipped to withstand any sort of emergency. 

2020 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Police Department) $1,000
2020 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Fire Department) $1,000

Wal-mart funding is used to facilitate various initiatives including proper car seat installation, provision of back packs and school supplies to families in need at the National Night Out and Back to School Night events.

2019 Target Grant (Hinesville Police Department) $3,000
Target funding is used to facilitate the Hinesville Police Department's Block Parties which further the goals of the Community Oriented Policing program.

2019 Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) $18,657

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding is used as sustainment for Hazardous Materials/CBRNE Response and Decontamination Teams. It assists in the updating or replacement of existing hazardous materials response equipment for incidents in Region 8. As well as ensuring the team maintains operability within state guidelines.

2017 Economic Development Assistance Program $1,500,000
The Economic Development Assistance (EDA) Program funding will be used to construct a business incubator intended to generate activities that support job creation and innovation in lieu of lease payments. This will enable the region to satisfy three goals: stimulating economic growth, stimulating entrepreneurship, and encouraging intergovernmental cooperation.