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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 2020

Event Date(s)
Application Released April 30, 2020

Live Informational Webinar

Watch the recording here

May 22nd  & June 26th

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

June 26-30, 2020 [In-person meeting cancelled due to COVID-19]

Letter of Intent Due July 6, 2020
Application Due

July 31, 2020

Site Visits to Finalist Communities Late August 2020
Selection Announcement October 2020
Pre-retreat Orientation Meeting Early November 2020
First Retreat February, 2021 
Second Retreat September, 2021 
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