State awards nearly $41 million to boost local economies

Gov. Brian Kemp today announced that 58 Georgia communities will receive a total of $40.7 million in federal community development assistance. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the state Department of Community Affairs (DCA). 

The CDBG program is available to eligible local governments through a competitive grant program. Each year, CDBG supports community projects that create jobs and assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. These grants will benefit infrastructure projects such as neighborhood revitalization and water and sewer improvements, as well as facilities for special populations such as youth and senior citizens.

“Year after year, local governments across Georgia collaborate with citizens to address their needs regarding the places they call home,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “This year’s CDBG awards reflect how a unified and solutions-based approach can help communities to thrive and build towards a sustainable future.”

DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn echoed Gov. Kemp’s sentiment: “It is extremely fulfilling to see the long-term impact CDBG funds have in Georgia. Investments this year will provide essential resources that benefit communities for years to come." 

Click here to see a listing of this year's award recipients and descriptions.