Community Development Assistance

The Atlanta Regional Commission is providing critical planning and technical support to 18 metro Atlanta communities through the agency’s Community Development Assistance program (CDAP).

The projects were chosen through a competitive process that solicited proposals from cities, counties, and non-profit organizations across the Atlanta region. ARC will provide a combination of staffing resources and grants to the selected communities to support a wide range of land use and development initiatives that aim to improve quality of life for residents.

ARC evaluated applicants based on eight regional priority issues that were developed based on feedbacks from local governments:

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

In addition to utilizing staff resources, ARC is collaborating with six regional partners through this program:

  • Georgia Conservancy
  • Georgia Power
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Southface
  • Urban Land Institute

To learn more about the communities receiving assistance view our press release in the News Center.