Grants Administration Office

Ms. Donita Gaulden is Assistant Director of the Department and oversees the Grants Administration Office. Ms. Jasmine Fields and Mrs. Teanesa Fabain assist with the daily management of grant awards. More information on the following programs can be obtained by contacting this division unless otherwise stated.


Current Grant Awards


2012 Community Development Block Grant $220,451
2013 Community Development Block Grant $230,701
2014 Community Development Block Grant $225,004
2015 Community Development Block Grant $219,935
2016 Community Development Block Grant $204,328
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD ) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be used to continue the Azalea Street Redevelopment Project, promote Fair Housing initiatives, assist local non-profit public service agencies in delivering assistance to the community via the Sub-recipient Program, and help resident with home repairs via the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program. More information can be accessed by the corresponding links above.

2015 Continuum of Care Program $120,548
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program (CoC) provides rental and utility assistance to families experiencing economic hardship.  Life Skills, case management, and contribution requirements prepare the participant to successfully maintain independent living.  Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.

2015 Emergency Solutions Grant $52,000
2016 Emergency Solutions Grant $93,000 
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) aids individuals in times of economic hardship by providing emergency shelter as well as rent and utility assistance. Funds will also go toward hosting Project Homeless Connect, an event geared toward outreach and raising awareness. It provides an opportunity to inform the community about the need that exists, as well as a chance to address that need. Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.

2016 Emergency Food and Shelter Grant $8,000
The United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Grant (EFSG) aids individuals in times of economic hardship by providing emergency shelter. Citizens can inquire about available assistance by contacting the Homeless Prevention Office.

2014 Community HOME Investment Program $306,000
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) assists with rehabilitation of owner-occupied residential housing. This initiative is aimed at rehabilitating substandard single family structures of low and moderate income or elderly homeowners throughout the City of Hinesville.

2017 Section 5307 Operations $223,030
2017 Section 5307 Capital $546,694

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funds are used to assist in purchasing vehicles and operating the Liberty Transit bus system.

2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance $12,996
Department of Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding is used to acquire vital equipment for the Hinesville Police and Liberty County Sheriff Department. Items include but are not limited to vehicle camera systems, hand held laser speed detection devices, and vehicle radars.


2016 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Police Department) $10,000
2016 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Fire Department) $10,000

Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) funding used to acquire vital equipment for the Hinesville Police and Fire Departments.
Items include but are not limited body cameras, alternative power units, and multi-gas detection devices. 

2016 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (Hinesville Fire Department) $3,893
Firehouse Subs funding will be used to purchase and distribute “rescue facts” free of charge. These highly visible and durable nylon wraps are secured to the seatbelt. They will provide necessary identification data and crucial medical information to First Responders in the event of an emergency.

2016 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Fire Department) $1,000
2016 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Police Department) $1,000
2016 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Downtown Development Authority) $2,990
Wal-mart funding is used to facilitate various initiatives including proper car seat installation, provision of back packs and school supplies to families in need at the National Night Out and Back to School Night events.