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How to Apply

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.  All documents should be sent via email to Jermaine Durham at Jermaine.Durham@uga.edu. 

Application for 2021 Cohort

Schedule of Events 2021

Event Date(s)
Application Released May 3rd 

Live Informational Webinars

Watch the recording here

May 14th

June 18th

July 16th

Letter of Intent Due July 9th
Application Due

July 30th

Site Visits to Finalist Communities Late August 2021
Selection Announcement October 2021
Pre-retreat Orientation Meeting November - December 2021
First Retreat February 2022
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