News Release


For Immediate Release: September 26, 2016 at 5:02 am

Washington, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that 16 communities within the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia have been awarded a total of nearly $8,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) grants. The CDBG grants were awarded by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal using funding provided by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants will be used to repair infrastructure and revitalize neighborhoods.

“I am very excited for the funding granted to the 2nd Congressional District,” said Congressman Bishop. “It will be used for necessary infrastructure and revitalization projects that are vital to our economic development and growth.”

The communities that received funding include:

  •          City of Arlington: $500,000 for sewer improvements                      
  •          City of Blakely: $500,000 for sewer improvements                                          
  •          City of Bronwood: $500,000 for street and drainage improvements                                                        
  •          City of Cairo: $500,000 for street and drainage improvements
  •          City of Camilla: $494,401 for water improvements
  •          City of Donalsonville: $500,000 for water improvements
  •          City of Geneva: $500,000 for neighborhood revitalization
  •          City of Leesburg: $500,000 for sewer improvements      
  •          Macon County: $500,000 for neighborhood revitalization
  •          City of Marshallville: $500,000 multi infrastructure improvements
  •          City of Oglethorpe: $500,000 for neighborhood revitalization
  •          City of Pelham: $500,000 for sewer improvements
  •          City of Perry: $500,000 for neighborhood revitalization
  •          City of Roberta: $500,000 for water improvements
  •          City of Vienna: $500,000 for multi infrastructure improvements
  •          Webster Unified County: $500,000 for street and drainage improvements

The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides states with funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Development. The grants are administered through Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which works to support local government assistance, affordable housing, and economic development. Created in 1977, DCA works with local communities to foster success for Georgia families and businesses. An additional $29.7 million in CDBG grants was awarded by the DCA to other communities across the state of Georgia.