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    On September 27th, Governor Brian Kemp announced the award of more than $43 Million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to 60 Georgia communities. Georgia’s CDBG grant program is funded by allocations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The CDBG program focuses on “benefiting low- to moderate-income people by providing resources for livable neighborhoods, economic empowerment, and decent housing.” DCA received over 100 applications for 2021. NEGRC Planning & Government Services staff assisted in preparing three applications, all of which were awarded: a family and nutrition resource center in Jasper County and water expansion and improvement projects in the City of Oxford and Madison County. Overall, five Northeast Georgia communities were awarded 2021 CDBG funding. Click HERE for more information regarding Georgia’s 2021 CDBG awards.

    Requests for NEGRC assistance with preparing CDBG applications are due in October of each year. To request technical assistance or for more information on CDBGs, contact Eva Kennedy, NEGRC Director of Planning & Government Services, at ekennedy@negrc.org. Congratulations to the City of Danielsville, Jasper County, Madison County, City of Madison, and City of Oxford!