CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that 12 communities within the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia have been awarded a total of nearly $9,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) grants. The CDBG grants were awarded by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal using federal funding provided by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants will be used to improve infrastructure and revitalize neighborhoods.

“The Community Development Block Grant Program is a vital program for our cities and towns that leverages state expertise with federal dollars,” said Congressman Bishop. “I thank Governor Deal and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their commitment to communities in Middle and Southwest Georgia. This funding will be used to improve infrastructure and implement revitalization projects that are necessary for our communities’ continued development and growth.”

The communities that received funding include:

  • City of Blakely: $1,000,000 for multi activity programs
  • City of Colquitt: $625,716 for neighborhood revitalization
  • Crawford County: $367,117 for water improvements
  • City of Cuthbert: $750,000 for sewer improvements
  • Decatur County: $538,301 for drainage and street improvements
  • Grady County: $685,461 for drainage and street improvements
  • Lee County: $436,457 for water improvements
  • Marion County: $260,000 street improvements
  • Peach County: $750,000 for the health center
  • Randolph County: $306,725 for drainage and street improvements
  • City of Richland: $750,000 sewer improvements
  • City of Roberta: $750,000 for sewer improvements
  • Stewart County: $750,000 for drainage and street improvements
  • Sumter County: $750,000 for neighborhood revitalization

The Community Development Block Grant Program provides states with federal 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.