How to Apply

Below you will find important information regarding the GICH 2024 application process, including links to the live informational webinars.  All municipal and county governments within Georgia, recognized as Qualified Local Governments (QLGs) by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and local public housing authorities are eligible to apply to the GICH program. 

Please note that for the 2024 cycle, all letters of intent (LOIs) and GICH applications must be submitted electronically, via Qualtrics. Below are the links to the 2024 GICH LOI and application submission pagesProspective communities must submit LOIs by Wednesday, July 10th 2024 and completed appications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, July 31st 2024.  Late applications will not be accepted

Below you will find the link to access a printable version of the application to review and share.  For all application related questions, please contact the GICH program director Jermaine Durham by phone (706-542-4949) or via email (  

GICH Application Schedule of Events 2024

Event Date(s)
Application Release Monday, May 6th

Live Informational Webinars

Click here access the zoom link for the GICH 2024 Application Informational Webinars & Q&A


Friday, May 17th (10:00AM -11:30AM) 

Friday, June 14th (10:00AM -11:30AM) 

Application Q&A 

Friday, July 26th (10:00AM - 11:00AM) No registration required

Letter of Intent Due

Click here to access GICH 2024 LOI Submission page. 

Wednesday, July 10th

Application Due

Click here to access and submit the GICH 2024 application.

Click here to download the printable version of the GICH 2024 application.

July 31st by 5:00pm EST

Site Visits to Finalist Communities Late August & Early September
Selection Announcement During Fall GICH Retreat
Pre-retreat Orientation Meeting Early December 
First Retreat TBD
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