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


HCD Community Needs Survey 

The City of Savannah’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan,  including the 2023 One Year Action Plan, is under development and addresses the City’s housing, homelessness, and non-housing community development needs for the five-year period 2023-2027.  We are seeking your input on the Community Needs Survey which will provide an understanding of the City’s needs and priorities for its 2023-2027 Housing and Community Development Plan activities. 

The results of the survey will be included in the Draft 2023-2027 HCD which will include the 2023 One Year Action Plan and will be made available for public review and comment.



  • 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.

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