DeKalb announces Human Services grant application period

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DECATUR, GA–The DeKalb Human Services Department has scheduled a virtual public meeting for Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m., to provide details regarding the 2022-2023 Human Services Grant application process.

The Human Services Grant Program provides opportunities for community partnership with local organizations that can address identified service needs of DeKalb County residents. Eligible nonprofit 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 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, youth development/early childhood programs, senior services, services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, domestic violence and family intervention, substance abuse treatment and prevention, mental and behavioral health, health and wellness, nutrition and hunger prevention, legal counseling & advocacy, family economics and money management, refugee services, homelessness and family transition.

Registration is required to participate in this Public Meeting.  To register online visit

For more information about the DeKalb Human Services Grant Program, contact Lisa Thomas, grants coordinator, at 470-543-0754 or


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