DeKalb County Announces Human Services Grant Application Period

Dekalb County

The DeKalb Human Services Department announces the beginning of its 2023-2024 Human Services Grant cycle.  A Virtual Public Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to provide details regarding the Human Services Grant Application process. 

The purpose of the Human Services Grant Program is to provide opportunities for community partnership with local organizations that can successfully address identified service needs for the citizens of DeKalb County. Eligible non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to be awarded a grant utilizing County General Fund and Victim Assistance Funds.  Agencies that receive Victim Assistance Grant Funds, must meet the County’s eligibility criteria, and must also be certified to provide victim assistance programming through the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

The Human Services Grant Program is competitive, and the total amount of awards allotted each year is based on the availability of funds.  This grant program is designed to supplement existing programs and activities for DeKalb County residents.

Examples of appropriate service areas for the Human Services Grant Program include, but are not limited to: 

o youth development/early childhood programs 

o senior services

o services for individuals with disabilities & special needs 

o domestic violence & family intervention

o substance abuse treatment & prevention

o mental & behavioral health, health & wellness 

o nutrition & hunger prevention 

o legal counseling & advocacy

o family economics & money management 

o refugee services 

o homelessness and family transition.


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Registration is required to participate in this public meeting.  To register online, please visit

For more information about the DeKalb Human Services Grant Program, please contact Ms. Lisa Thomas, Grants Coordinator at (470) 543-0754 or