American Rescue Plan Funding

Athens-Clarke County is currently soliciting for proposals to utilize up to $5.27 million in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to create and preserve affordable housing the community. 

Goals

  • New housing creation and the preservation of existing affordable stock will be prioritized over housing programs. As such, proposals requesting affordable housing assistance program funding must be paired with a development project. 
  • Prioritize projects that are “shovel ready” and feasible.
  • Land acquisition should only be paired with construction projects.  
  • Projects should generally align with existing recommendations from the GICH ReportEnvision Athens AgendaWorkforce Housing StudyComprehensive Plan, or ACCGov Strategic Plan.
  • Emphasis will be placed on supporting projects within the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas.
  • Projects will be capped to serve individuals at 80% AMI in Qualified Census Tracts or 65% AMI elsewhere 
  • Prioritize projects that leverage external resources. 

Who Can Apply

Any organization, non-profit, or business that is incorporated and licensed in the state of Georgia. Applications from individual residents are not permitted. 


Timeline

  • RFP Release: June 24, 2022

  • Technical Assistance Period: June 27 - July 22, 2022

    • Pre-Proposal Meeting (webinar): July 7 , 2022

    • Final Date for Questions: July 22, 2022

  • Q&A Addendum Released: July 26, 2022

  • Preliminary Proposal Due: July 29, 2022 4:00 PM

  • Preliminary Proposal Risk Screening and Feedback: July 29- August 26, 2022

  • RFP Refinement: August 26- September 16, 2022

  • Final Proposals Due: September 16, 2022, 4:00 PM

  • Mayor and Commission Award Approval: Mid December


Application Resources


How to Apply

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION PACKAGE.