Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that more than $38.8 million in federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was awarded to the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program.
Nearly $33 million is now being allocated for CDBG awards that will be used to support health and safety projects in 70 Georgia communities. Projects include the upgrading of water supplies, the provision of basic sewer services, health facilities, senior citizen facilities, flood and drainage improvements and other neighborhood revitalization projects.
An additional $6 million was recently invested for economic development projects in 15 Georgia communities. The CDBG funds for the 15 projects will leverage over $450 million in private investments for economic expansions that will create more than 1,700 jobs for Georgians. As additional resources become available, funds for worthwhile job creation and redevelopment projects will be made available on an ongoing basis in various parts of the state.