The 2017 application phase is closed.

Generally, city governments are asked to take on the responsibility of preparing the application and assuming the role of lead organization during the application process and three year program. Any incorporated municipality in the state of Georgia may apply, excepting municipalities which are not listed as Qualified Local Governments by DCA. In cases where another local government entity (county government or local housing authority) would be more appropriate as the lead organization, that entity may apply with approval of the selection committee. Application instructions include additional details.

Please read application instructions carefully. No faxed applications will be accepted. Applications must be received via email by 5pm on August 11, 2017. Please contact Karen Tinsley at or 706.542.4949, if you have any questions or problems with the application.

Letter of Intent and Applications should be sent to Karen Tinsley.

Outline Schedule of Events 2017-2018

Event Date(s)
Application Announcement April, 2017

Informational Webinar

May 18, 2017 (9:30 am)

Visit the GICH Booth in the Exhibit Hall at the Georgia Municipal Association Annual Convention in Savannah

June 24-25, 2017
Letter of Intent Due July 14, 2017
Application Due

August 11, 2017

Site Visits to Finalist Communities August 28 – 31, 2017
Selection Announcement October 4, 2017
Pre-retreat Orientation Meeting Week of October 30, 2017
First Retreat February 19-22, 2018 (tentative)
Second Retreat September 25-27, 2018 (tentative)