Rural communities in the CSRA are expected to receive federal money earmarked for improvements and economic incentives.
Governor Nathan Deal says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $39.7 million to 82 Georgia communities through its Community Development Block Grant program.
Georgia's Community Development Block Grant program annually supports projects in the state's small and rural communities that create jobs and assist low- and moderate-income citizens.
Communities are required to complete their designated project within two years of the award.
Here's a look at the how the money will be distributed throughout the CSRA:
City of Girard, $500,000 for water improvements
City of Louisville, $500,000 for sewer improvements
City of Millen, $500,000 for drainage/sewer improvements
City of Thomson, $500,000 for multi-infrastructure improvements
Warren County, $500,000 for sewer improvements
Warrenton County, $500,000 for sewer improvements
City of Waynesboro, $800,000 for multi-activity program
$250,000 for economic development
For a complete list of the grants click here
About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia's families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate- income Georgians buy homes, rent housing and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.