11 Counties to Receive CDBG-DR MIT Award

The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program works to rebuild areas affected by disaster through grants for unmet housing needs, infrastructure, and business needs. The Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program funds pose a unique opportunity for eligible grantees to use this assistance in areas impacted by recent disasters to carry out strategic and high-impact activities to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. With this, various counties across Georgia were awarded CDBG-MIT funds to encourage/promote mitigation projects and community development.

DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn attended various presentations to congratulate local officials for their accomplishments while also presenting the award to the public.

Camden County was awarded $5,54,894 in CDBG-Mitigation funds for the Camden County Community Resiliency Center and Communications activity.

  • They will rehabilitate a building in Kingsland in the most impacted and distressed (MID) ZIP code of 31548 to house a Community Resiliency Center to allow for continuity of services during disasters.
  • The county will construct a radio tower adjacent to the Center in the MID ZIP code to enhance the availability of communication services benefitting the entire county.
  • The radio communications system will also serve the entire area.
  • The activity will benefit 49,885 residents, of which 18,880 are low- to moderate-income residents.

The City of Abbeville was awarded $1,160,207.

  • The funds will be used for sewer system improvements at the Abbeville Wastewater Treatment Facility on Easy Street.
  • The improvements will benefit 875 residents, of whom 520 are low- to moderate-income residents.

The City of Adel and Cook County was awarded $1,918,507.

  • The funds will be used for the construction of a 300-foot Guyed Antenna Tower to improve emergency services radio communication.
  • The improvements will benefit 16,220 residents, of whom 12,529 are low- to moderate-income residents.

The City of Douglas was awarded $1,788,761.

  • The funds will be used to construct adequate street and drainage infrastructure to mitigate extreme flooding along W. Jefferson Street and Fleetwood Circle/Sears Street.
  • The improvements will benefit 106 residents, of whom 99 are low- to moderate-income residents.

The City of Homeland was awarded $1,864,369 for street and drainage improvements in the northern section of Homeland where a drainage outfall is located.

  • The activity consists of the paving/crowning of certain dirt streets, topping existing paved streets that are failing due to erosion with a layer of paving/crowning, and providing adequate piping and drainage ditches to remove stormwater to the outfall. 
  • The improvement will benefit the lives of approximately 243 residents of whom, 167 are low- to moderate-income residents.

The City of Kingsland was awarded $1,956,497.

  • The funds will be used to rehabilitate and replace the slip lining of sewer pipes to reduce intrusion and infiltration of rainwater, groundwater, sand, and flow to the WWTP and add improvements to the existing Creekwood and Greentree Lift Stations.
  • The improvements will benefit 5,216 residents.

Coffee County was awarded $1,978,164.

  • The funds will be used for street paving, drainage, and flood mitigation improvements in the Riverbend Estate Neighborhood.
  • These improvements will benefit 82 residents, of whom 71 are low- to moderate-income residents.

Crisp County was awarded $347,474.

  • The funds will be used to upgrade an existing communication system.
  • The improvement will benefit 22,713 residents.

The City of Albany was awarded $855,500 in CDBG-Mitigation Planning funds and $3,921,402 in CDBG-Mitigation infrastructure funds.

  • The $855,000 in CDBG-Mitigation Planning funds will be used for a comprehensive property inventory, a public planning and research digital database, and an implementation plan to support mitigation and resiliency efforts. 
  • The $3,921,402.00 in CDBG-Mitigation funds will be used for 8th Avenue stormwater improvements.
  • The improvements will benefit 3,287 low- to moderate-income residents.

Dougherty County was awarded $282,215.

  • The funds for a comprehensive property assessment and an implementation plan to support mitigation and resiliency efforts.

The City of Sylvester was awarded $1,065,672.

  • The funds will be used for Town Creek stormwater improvements. 
  • The activity will benefit 146 low- to moderate-income persons.