DeKalb Announces Human Services Grant Application


DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Human Services Department will launch the 2019-2020 Human Services Grant cycle on May 22. The Human Services Grant Program provides opportunities for community partnership with local organizations that will address identified service needs for DeKalb residents.

Eligible nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Grants will be awarded utilizing the County General Fund and Victims Assistance Funds. Agencies that receive Victim Assistance grant funds must meet the county’s eligibility criteria and be certified to provide victim assistance programming through the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

A public information meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. on the Human Services Grant application process at the Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033.

The Human Services Grant Program is competitive and the total number of awards allotted each year is based on the availability of funds.

Examples of appropriate service areas for the Human Service Grant Program include, but are not limited to, youth development/early childhood programs, senior services, services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, domestic violence and family intervention, substance abuse treatment and prevention, mental and behavioral health, health and wellness, nutrition and hunger prevention, legal counseling and advocacy, family economics and money management, refugee services, homelessness and family transition.

For more information, contact Lisa Thomas, grants coordinator, at 404-270-1180.  For information on obtaining Victim Assistance Program Certification, contact the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at 404-657-1961.