Community Development Block Grants Awarded to Senate District 20

ATLANTA (September 12, 2016) | Sen. Larry Walker III (R – Perry) is happy to announce that funding for four Community Development Block Grants was awarded to Senate District 20. Four communities will receive federal assistance for infrastructure improvements and neighborhood revitalization.

“It is exciting that four grants were awarded to our local communities,” said Sen. Walker. “I commend the communities for getting the application done and for their continued hard work to improve the lives of our local citizens. Thank you to Commissioner Camila Knowles and the entire department for approving the applications in our district and ensuring that funding would be allocated to fix critical issues.”

In Bleckley County, the City of Cochran was awarded $500,000 for multi infrastructure improvements. Both in Laurens County, the City of Dublin will receive $500,000 for drainage and street improvements while $303,683 will be granted to the City of East Dublin for sewer improvements. The $500,000 award for the City of Perry, in Houston County, will go towards neighborhood revitalization.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards the necessary federal funds to the Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Cities and counties around the state apply for the grants. Once the grants are awarded, the funding can be used to create jobs, to assist those who make low to moderate income and for specific projects around the community. A list of all funds awarded can be found on the DCA website.

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For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2016

For Information Contact:

Ines Owens, Acting Director