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    Governor Brian Kemp recently announced the award of nearly $41 Million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to 58 Georgia communities. Georgia’s CDBG grant program is funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocations and administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). The program focuses on “benefiting low- to moderate-income people by providing resources for livable neighborhoods, economic empowerment, and decent housing.” Three Northeast Georgia projects were awarded, including a senior center expansion in Oconee County, drainage and street improvements in the City of Monroe, and sewer improvements in the City of Social Circle.

    To learn more about Georgia’s CDBG program, visit DCA’s CDBG page or contact Eva Kennedy, NEGRC Director of Planning & Government Services (PGS), ekennedy@negrc.org. The PGS Division provides technical assistance to communities, including CDBG application preparation and grant administration.

    Congratulations to Oconee County and the Cities of Monroe and Social Circle on their 2020 CDBG awards!