Grants Administration Division

Mission Statement

To research and secure funding that supports citywide initiatives, maintains data and compliance, provide quality grant writing and leveraging strategic partnerships to enhance City services and revenue streams.

Responsibilities

The City of Douglas receives grant funds from federal and state agencies, private foundations, and other entities, that are used to support ongoing City services, programs, and capital improvements. The Community Development Department - Grant Division, manages, monitors, and enforces the grants management process by working with City departments to ensure the City of Douglas is utilizing all available federal and state funding as well as meeting compliance and reporting requirements.

Resources

City of Douglas Housing Resource Guide (PDF)

Business Initiatives (PDF) 

Fair Housing Brochure (PDF)

Fair Housing Brochure - Spanish (PDF)

Georgia Mortgage Assistance Program Website

Housing Resources and Initiatives (PDF) 

HUD Information Website

USDA Website

  1. Christian Burkett

    Grants Administrator

Weatherization Grant Program

The City of Douglas has grant funding to assist qualified senior city residents with  limited weatherization improvemenimage of house with cooling and heating iconsts to their home.

  • Adults 55-64 years of age may qualify for 50% Grant and 50% Applicant Match.
  • Adults 65 years of age or older may qualify for 75% Grant and 25% Applicant Match. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a resident of the City of Douglas and a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be the Utility Account holder or listed on the utility accounts.
  • Must be current on Utility account and not a participant of the City of Douglas Utility Payment Plan.
  • Must provide proof of home ownership.
  • Must occupy structure as primary residence.
  • Must provide proof of insurance.
  • Must allow qualified city staff to conduct an energy audit to determine the needed improvements.
  • Must disclose conflict of interest.
  • MANUFACTURED HOMES are eligible provided they are permanently affixed (made substantially immobile by the use of brick, wood, or masonry underpinning with wheels and axles removed.
  • RENTAL PROPERTY is not eligible.

Eligible Energy Items:

  • HVAC Replacement—(1) per structure or (2) per split-level structure.
  • Attic Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior/Exterior Doors
  • Windows and/or caulking or sealing existing windows. 

Weatherization Grant Flyer (PDF) 

Weatherization Grant Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)

Program Guidelines (PDF)

Weatherization Grant Application (PDF) 

CHIP 2021-106 Grant

The City of Douglas is accepting housing applications for its Community Home Investment Program 2021-106 Grant from owner-occupants at for owners living within the following neighborhoods only:

The Target Area includes portions of W. Railroad Street, W. Cherry Street, Magnolia Street, Willow Street, W. Baker Highway, S. Grady Avenue, S. Daughtry Avenue, S. College Avenue, William Street, S. Wheeler Street, S. Letitia Avenue, Tillman Street, Shirley Avenue as show in the below map.  

Assistance will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis by contacting Christian Burkett with the City of Douglas at (912) 383-0277 to be placed on the housing list/waiting list. The City of Douglas is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. 

Informational Flyer (English)

Folleto informativo (Espanol)

TARGET AREA MAP (PDF)

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CDBG 2021

The City of Douglas has been awarded a Community Block Development Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $636,875!!! The City of Douglas plans to use the CDBG funds to address substandard housing conditions in the city. The project will rehabilitate 12 owner-occupied substandard housing units in the City’s Urban Redevelopment Plan and new Revitalization Area Strategy area. This project is expected to benefit 18 persons, of whom 18 (100%) households are low to moderate income in the Mill Quarters area of Douglas. The total project cost is $657,669, with $20,794 in match and leverage. 

Map of Area (PDF)

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