Grants and Contracts

The Grants and Contracts Division endeavors to improve the quality of life for low-and-moderate-income residents and neighborhoods through the comprehensive effective management of federal grant awards and local contracts with community partners to build and sustain healthy families and neighborhoods.

Federal Grant Programs

The City of Savannah’s Grants and Contracts Division manages the City’s Community Partnerships Program and administers entitlement awards provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address a wide range of local housing and community development projects.

Learn more about our grants awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the Grants and Contracts Division:

  • Community Development Block Grant Program – The City receives a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from HUD to serve the needs of low- and moderate-income people, families, and communities. The Grants and Contracts Division administers CDBG grant funds and manages the contracts executed between the City and not-for-profit agencies.

            For general information regarding CDBG, please see HUD’s website

  • Emergency Solutions Grant Program - The ESG program helps provide essential services for homeless individuals, including emergency shelter and intervention strategies for families at risk of becoming homeless.

For additional information regarding ESG, please see HUD’s website

  • Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with HIV AIDs Program - The HOPWA program provides resources and incentives to develop long and short-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS.

For additional information regarding HOPWA, please see HUD’s website

  • Continuum of Care (CoC) –The City receives a competitive CoC grant to help develop and provide housing and related supportive services for people moving from homelessness to independent, supportive living. Program funds help homeless people live in a stable place, increase their skills and their income, and gain more control over the decisions that affect their lives.

For additional information regarding CoC, please see HUD’s website

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

  • Utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds the City of Savannah, its sub-recipients and partner agencies made substantial progress in accomplishing the goals outlined in the 2018-2022 Housing Community Development (HCD) plan.

2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Draft

Community Partnership Program

The Grants and Contracts Division manages the Community Partnership Program, which utilizes a competitive process to purchase programs and services from local non-profit organizations, which further the City’s achievement of the goals and priorities identified in the City’s Strategic Plan and support, and specifically benefit the residents of Savannah, Georgia.  One or more selection committees evaluate proposals and recommended for funding in varying amounts from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000 for Community Services contracts and up to $200,000 for Homeless Continuum of Care Services Management.    

View a list of 2022 Community Partnership Agencies