CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP ANNOUNCES RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), is pleased to announce that the Rural Development agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $62,979 Housing Preservation Grant for the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and a $50,000 Housing Preservation Grant for SW Georgia Community Action.

These grants will be used for repair and rehabilitation of single family homes for low and very low income elderly and disabled homeowners in Middle and Southwest Georgia, including Baker, Dougherty, Miller, Mitchell, Terrell, Lee, and Crisp counties in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia.

“These grants will be a lifeline for many of our area’s seniors and disabled homeowners, who are still recovering from last year’s storms,” said Congressman Bishop. “I commend the Rural Development agency for all it does to support our rural communities, and for ensuring our most vulnerable are provided the resources they need to rebuild.”

SW Georgia Community is also receiving $50,000 in additional federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Weatherization Assistance Program. The Southwest Georgia Regional Commission is receiving $3.3 million in additional assistance from the State of Georgia.