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    A majority of the activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program are geographically targeted. The Target Area Map identifies the General Target Area (GTA) and Specific Target Areas (STAs) within the City of Grand Rapids. The GTA is the largest geographic area and has access to a broad range of services, including housing programs, legal assistance, downpayment assistance, and crime prevention. Within the GTA are more concentrated areas of focus, known as STAs. The STAs have access to major housing rehabilitation, street improvements, concentrated code enforcement, and support for neighborhood associations. Generally, community development programs and activities are limited to the GTA. However, activities related to fair housing, affordable housing development, and access modifications for persons with disabilities are available citywide. The Target Area Street Directory is designed to identify the location of specific addresses relative to the GTA and STAs.

    The Community Development Department administers other grant programs in addition to the CDBG program. The following is a description of the geographic targeting requirements for these programs.

    HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
    The HOME program supports the targeted approach of the CDBG program in several of its programs and projects. HOME funds may support projects anywhere in the City provided the activities serve low- and moderate-income persons.

    Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)
    This program does not have a geographic targeting component other than the city limits; however, the targeted approach is generally supported for crime prevention activities.

    Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)
    This program does not have a geographic targeting component other than the city limits.