Economic and Community Development
The Economic and Community Development Department's mission is to stimulate economic vitality by strengthening neighborhoods, building partnerships, and fostering public and private investments in the community.
To successfully revitalize a community, three key components must be in place: the hardware (the physical development that enhances a community), the software (the social programs, rules and regulations that keep order), and links to other resources (outside programs and capital that can be leveraged).
- The Development Division of the department is the hardware of our community development system. It offers mechanisms to build affordable housing, start businesses, purchase a home and revitalize neighborhoods.
- The Neighborhood Division of the department is the software of the community development system. It offers solutions to community problems by enforcing property maintenance codes, dealing with neighborhood nuisances, and supporting neighborhood groups and community service organizations.
- ECD Administration is the "link" to leverage outside resources to repopulate the City. The Division focuses on capturing federal tax credits and state funding for economic development projects and finding private and foundation funding for special projects.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Telephone Number: (478) 751-7190 or (478) 751-7192
TDD: (478) 751-7166
Fax: (478) 751-7390
200 Cherry St, Suite 300
Macon, GA 31201
Email Address: [email protected]
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Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding should be submitted in triplicate by 5:00pm on 10 December 2012 to:
Katherine Buchman, CDBG Program Specialist
Economic and Community Development Department
Terminal Station, 3rd Floor
200 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31201
The Request For Proposals (RFP) application for Program Year 2013 (PY 2013) is available to be downloaded from this website. (See Neighborhood Stabilization link, to the right of this announcement.) Only agencies who attended the Pre-Funding Conference on 1 November 2012 may apply for CDBG funding. Please contact Katherine Buchman at [email protected] or 478-803-2415 with questions or for more information.