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. Two Grants Specialists assist 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
2021 Community Development Block Grant $267,615
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 residents with home repairs via the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. More information can be accessed by the corresponding links above.
The CARES Act CDBG-CV1 $135,513
The CARES Act CDBG-CV3 $162,228
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 as well as rent, mortgage & utility assistance.
2020 Continuum of Care Program $123,848
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.
2021 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.
2021 Emergency Food and Shelter Grant $7,748
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.
2019 Section 5307 Capital $214,506
2020 & 2021 Section 5307 Operating $896,981
2020 & 2021 Section 5307 Capital $1,446,131
2022 Section 5307 Operations $194,673
2022 Section 5307 Capital $683,712
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funds are used to assist in purchasing vehicles and operating the Liberty Transit bus system.
2020 Transportation Alternative Program $425,000
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funds are used to assist with the engineering cost for Ryon Avenue streetscape improvements.
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.
2021 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Police Department) $10,000
2021 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 Digital Video Mirrors (DVM) 800 and Ramfan EX0Li Fan to evacuate smoke and harmful gas.
2017 Economic Development Assistance Program $750,000
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.