The City of Decatur grants and benefits portal, FORWARD.
Since the start the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 the City has helped to funnel millions of state and federal dollars to our residents and local businesses who needed and still need it the most. The Decatur and Macon County communities have always had a big heart and a strong safety net of resources to help those among us which have a need. This AccessDecatur portal was created to centralize not only the new grants and programs available to our community, but to also bring in existing benefit programs so that it may be a streamlined experience for our residents and/or businesses.
With this new portal a person or business can complete a single login and application and receive assistance from multiple grant programs. Please take the time to fill out your profile details, as they will allow the portal to notify you of those programs and benefits for which you are eligible for, saving you further time and efforts. These programs and benefits will likely change over time, and an AccessDecatur FORWARD profile will ensure that you can take advantage of those things that you are eligible for through this latest and greatest streamlined process.
You can either scroll through the benefits below or click here to take you to the full portal page. Please note that this portal is support by a third party, meaning when you click the apply button for a program you will be leaving the City of Decatur web site and going to a third party site to apply. This portal does have a multilingual call center which can assist you with the portal support or even the applications within.