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


2014 Continuum of Care Program $66,168
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program (CoC), formerly known as the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), grant aids the City of Hinesville in making ten housing units available to homeless individuals. Assistance is provided for up to two years while Life Skills, self-sufficiency plans, and contribution requirements prepare the participant to successfully transition to independent living. Citizens can inquire about current vacancies 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.

2015 Emergency Food and Shelter Grant $7,000
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.

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
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.

2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance $14,378
Department of Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) 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.

2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance $12,051
Department of Justice Assistance Grant is used to acquire essential equipment for the Hinesville Police and Liberty County Sheriff Department. We will use the funds to purchase Digital Video Mirrors (DVM) to enhance existing law enforcement programs by increasing officer safety, public safety, and efficient response times while performing vital public safety tasks.

2016 Section 5307 Operations $543,604
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) funds to assist in operating the Liberty Transit System.

2015 Wal-Mart Community Grant (Hinesville Fire Department HFD) $3,000
Hinesville Fire Department will use the funds to purchase car seats and pool noodles. The pool noodles are used to assist with proper placement of the car seat and ability to adequately tighten the seat belts to optimize securing the child in the seat. Families in need will receive these seats and noodles at no cost.

2015 Wal-Mart Community Grant (Hinesville Police Department HPD) $1,000
Hinesville Police Department will use funds to purchase backpacks filled with required school supplies for distribution to children in need at no cost.

2016 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Fire Department HFD) $1,000
Hinesville Fire Department will use funds to purchase car seats and pool noodles. The pool noodles are used to assist with proper placement of the car seat and the ability to adequately tighten the seat belts to optimize securing the child in the seat. Families in need will receive these seats and noodles at no cost.

2016 Wal-Mart Community Grant (Hinesville Police Department HPD) $1,000
Hinesville Police Department (HPD) will use funds to purchase backpacks filled with required school supplies for distribution to children in need at no cost.

2015 Georgia Municipal Association Grant $6,000
The Hinesville Police Department will use grant funds to purchase Digital Video Mirror and Body Cameras which will serve as "Virtual Officers" while providing an additional layer of accountability to all parties to police in the field. This equipment will further the department's mission and assist in improving their loss control through capturing video and audio evidence.

2016 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Police Department) $10,000
The Hinesville Police Department will use grant funds to purchase ten (10) additional Body Cameras which will serve as "Virtual Officers" while providing an additional layer of accountability to all parties to police in the field. This equipment will further the department's mission and assist in improving their loss control through capturing video and audio evidence while reducing frivolous law suits, decreasing agency liability and improving the officer’s performance and professionalism. In an effort to increase the safety of the public and our officers during traffic emergencies two hundred (200) traffic cones will be purchased as well.

2015 Georgia Municipal Association Grant $6,000
As the area's first responders in life threatening situations the Hinesville Fire Department will use grant funds to purchase a Simo Gas Pump to assist in furthering the department's ability to operate necessary and emergency equipment when no other power source is available. This Simo Gas Pump is used to support fire ground operations by providing the ability to operate two tools simultaneously or one tool in turbo mode.

2016 Georgia Municipal Association Grant (Hinesville Fire Department) $10,000
As the area's first responders in life threatening situations the Hinesville Fire Department will use grant funds to purchase the Hurst Power Unit to further the department’s mission and assists in improving their loss control through greatly enhancing firefighter’s ability to safely operate necessary and emergency equipment when no other power source is available. Also the purchase of three (3) Multi-gas detectors and chargers will enable the HFD to protect the firefighters and citizens by providing the ability to simultaneously measure up to four potentially deadly gasses.


2016 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (Hinesville Fire Department) $3,893
Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) will use funds to purchase a total of 300 Rescue Fact (150 Adults/150 Children) which will be distributed free of charge. These highly visible and durable nylon wraps are secured to the patients seatbelt. They will provide necessary identification data (name, address & DOB etc.) as well as crucial medical information (allergies, medication & blood type etc.) to First Responders in the event of an emergency

2016 Veterans Homeless Count $1,000
Funds were provided by The Department of Community Affairs to facilitate a count of homeless veterans within the city of Hinesville.

2015 Continuum of Care $120,548
Rental and Utility assistance is provided for 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.

2014 Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) $306,000
A portion of these funds are allotted for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of single unit 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.

2016 Wal-Mart Community Grants (Hinesville Police Department - HPD) $2,000
Hinesville Police Department will use funds to purchase backpacks filled with required school supplies for distribution to children in need at no cost during National Night Out.

2016 Wal-Mart Community Grant (Hinesville Downtown Development Authority - HDDA) $2,990

Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will use funds to purchase backpacks filled with required school supplies for distribution to children in need at no cost at the Back to School Night on Thursday