Georgia Governor Announces $225 Million In Grants For Georgia Communities

On Thursday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced more than $225 million in preliminary grant awards for 142 qualified projects that improve neighborhood assets like parks, healthy food access, and recreation facilities in communities in the state that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“With our partners on both the local and state levels, we’ve prioritized helping Georgia’s communities further recover from the pandemic with a bottom-up approach,” said Kemp. “Today, we’re investing these funds to see that those most heavily impacted have even more resources at their disposal, and I want to thank our partners for helping us make that possible.”

The awarded funds will be given to “eligible non-profits and local governments to utilize in improving or maintaining recreational facilities in Qualified Census Tracts or for repair or maintenance needs due to significantly greater use of public facilities during the pandemic. A full list of the awardees and amounts can be found below,” a press release from Kemp’s office explained. 

“I want to thank Governor Brian Kemp for his leadership during the pandemic and today when local communities and citizens are still being impacted,” said Georgia Lt. Governor Burt Jones. “Georgia’s economy recovered quickly because of his leadership and the Georgia General Assembly’s partnership. We are committed to ensuring all available relief funds are appropriated in a responsible manner and utilized by communities who need assistance the most.”

D & B Staff

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