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Posted on: November 1, 2019

CITY OF DOUGLAS RECEIVES CDBG GRANT FUNDING

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The City of Douglas was one of 59 Georgia communities to receive Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help grow our local economy.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the funding to Georgia’s CDBG program which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Right Photo: (L to R) Donald Pate (Statewide Engineering), Mark Dill (Statewide Engineering), Kelly Lane (Region 11 Representative, DCA), Christopher Nunn (Commissioner, DCA), Georgia Henderson (Community Development Director, City of Douglas), Kimberly Hobbs (Community and Economic Development Director, SGRC) and Ted Gibbs (Statewide Engineering).

When announcing the CDBG awards in August 2019, Governor Kemp stated, “These communities understand the importance of how these funds can enhance and improved the quality of life for residents across the state.  When communities are revitalized, their citizens are as well.  The CDBG grant program continues to elevate Georgia’s prominence as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

The City of Douglas was awarded $373,727.00 in CDBG grant funds for street and drainage improvements – paving five (5) streets in the Hollywood subdivision.  Plans are underway to submit an application for the 2020 CDBG to help with housing rehabs and reconstruction on the westside of Douglas.

Pictured L to R: Donald Pate (Statewide Engineering), Mark Dill (Statewide Engineering), Kelly Lane (Region 11 Representative, DCA), Christopher Nunn (Commissioner, DCA), Georgia Henderson (Community Development Director, City of Douglas), Kimberly Hobbs (Community and Economic Development Director, SGRC) and Ted Gibbs (Statewide Engineering).