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Georgia DCA: State Officials Award $43 Million in Grants to 60 Communities

Governor Brian Kemp announced today that sixty local governments will be awarded more than $43 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to help improve their communities.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the annual funds to Georgia’s CDBG program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

“Georgians in these 60 counties and neighboring communities will directly benefit from the quality-of-life improvements provided by the CDBG program,” Governor Kemp said.  “Our infrastructure investments are yielding great dividends, attracting major manufacturers and jobs to our state and helping keep Georgia the number one state for business.”

The CDBG program is available to eligible local governments.  The annual grants support community projects, create jobs, and assist low and moderate-income citizens. This year’s grant awards will fund $29.9 million in infrastructure projects, $5.8 million in housing and multiactivity projects, and $7.4 million in various building projects.

“I am extremely proud of these investments and the community impact that will result from each one.  These awards represent careful planning, hard work, and a commitment to improving local communities,” said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn.

The CDBG grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis.  This year, Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs received more than 100 applications for more than $70 million.

A complete list of 2021 CDBG awards is attached below.

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