Governor Nathan Deal recently announced that the City of Sandersville was one of 59 Georgia communities to receive federal assistance to help grow its local economy.
The City of Sandersville was awarded $750,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for building rehabilitation to the Boys and Girls Club facility (the former National Guard Armory building) located at 320 Riddleville Road. The project will make exterior and interior improvements (roof, fencing, HVAC, fire alarm system, insulation, windows, kitchen, etc.). The project will benefit 145 children, of whom 110 (76%) are Low to Moderate Income. The total project cost is $780,000, with $30,000 in match and leverage.
“Georgia’s economic growth is a result of strong and prosperous communities across the state,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “The CDBG program addresses critical community needs by providing cities and counties with the necessary resources to improve overall quality of life and revitalize the local economies that need it the most. By continuing to invest in our local communities, we are preparing all of Georgia’s citizens for an even brighter future as well as solidifying our position as the top state in the nation for business.”
The CDBG program supports projects in Georgia’s small and rural communities that create jobs and assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. Awards ranging from $237,639 to $1 million will be used for specific projects such as water, sewer, drainage or street improvements, revitalization of targeted neighborhoods and construction of facilities such as health, youth and senior centers. Communities are required to complete their designated project within two years of receiving awards.
“CDBG grants help lay the groundwork for future growth for our communities, and are often leveraged with other funding to help them prepare for economic development opportunities,” said DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles. “These awards are about helping each community achieve its vision and implement plans to create a bright future.”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).