Community Development Block Grant Program
The city of Marietta's Division of Housing and Community Development receives more than $500,000 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.