DeKalb accepting applications for Human Services Nonprofit Grants

Written by OCG News Staff

Decatur, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis today announced that the DeKalb County Human and Community Development Department-Human Services Division is accepting 2014 Human Services Grant applications for the General Fund and the Victim Assistance Fund.    

An information briefing that details application instructions and guidelines will be Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. 30030. If interested groups are not able to attend the session, specifics about the program can be found on the website starting July 17, the official grant release date.


“These grants make it possible for organizations to help those who are in need. We appreciate the agencies whose sole purpose is to make a difference in someone else’s life,” CEO Ellis said.

Only applications from incorporated nonprofit organizations with a tax-exempt status will be considered.  These organizations must also meet other criteria, which can be found at

Considered applicants must have a prevention or early intervention focus and meet an urgent community need.  Services provided must address issues related to economically disadvantaged individuals, families, children, youth, or senior adults including under-served and difficult-to-serve populations.

Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, to be considered for 2014 funding.  Funds are subject to the availability of 2014 DeKalb County funding for the Human Services Grant program.

For more information, call Lisa Thomas at 404-270-1180 in the office of DeKalb County Human Services.  For information on obtaining victim assistance program certification, contact the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at 404-657-1961.

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