Community Development Block Grant Program
The city of Marietta's Division of Housing and Community Development receives funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in joint cooperation with Cobb County's Community Development Block Grant program to assist low- and moderate-income residents.
Marietta has focused these funds in recent years on homeownership and housing rehabilitation as part of a greater neighborhood revitalization process. The city has used remaining funds to partner with community non-profits to provide needed capital improvements that increase services to our lower-income citizens. Past areas of assistance include recreation, health, education, employment, housing victims of domestic violence and the homeless. The objective of these funds is promoting self-sufficiency of low- and moderate-income people receiving the services.
While funds for community private non-profits are extremely limited and must be matched by any non-profit seeking funding, any organization with a proven track record of at least five years of service and 501C-3 tax status with at least three years of existing audits is encouraged to contact the division between January and March of each year to explore funding possibilities.