Community Development Assistance

Applications are open for LCI and CDAP

ARC’s Atlanta Region’s Plan is based in the belief that local government decisions directly impact the sustainability of the entire Atlanta region. That’s why ARC is committed to local proactive planning, and to providing you with the right set of planning tools. Two of the most impactful and recognized local assistance programs are the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) and the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI).

Important Dates and Resources

For questions about the program and application please email Jared Lombard.

A New Framework

As with all planning efforts, CDAP and LCI are constantly evolving to meet the needs of today’s communities. While completing your application for assistance through these programs, please keep the following priorities in mind, and tell us how your community is incorporating them into future plans:

  • Access to healthy food
  • Creative placemaking
  • Green infrastructure
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing affordability
  • Lifelong Communities
  • Smart communities
  • Workforce development

LCI & CDAP Assistance Application Guidebook

Along with general information about LCI and CDAP, the guidebook includes: information about how much funding is available and the requirements your community must meet; frequently asked questions about types of assistance available and the application process; visuals that will help you understand the application process; explanations of the types of projects available for assistance; links to similar projects that are underway around the country.


Pre-bid Meeting

A pre-bid meeting was held at ARC's offices on Feb. 6, 2019. If you were unable to attend, the presentations from the meeting are available on our website.


In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the ARC offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019.

ARC offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 28.