Hoschton and Gilmer County will be getting a share of $41 million in Community Development Block Grants to 59 Georgia communities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated the funding to Georgia’s Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Hoschton is getting $600,000 to help pay for sewer system improvements in the Panther Creek area. The total cost of the project is $860,000. The "local share" will be $260,000. Gilmer County is getting $722,244 which will help finance $1.9 million in improvements to its water system. The remainder of the cost will be paid for out of county funds.
“These communities understand the importance of how these funds can enhance and improve the quality of life for residents across the state,” Gov. Brian Kemp said. “When communities are revitalized, their citizens are as well. The CDBG program continues to elevate Georgia’s prominence as a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
The CDBG program is available to eligible local governments through a competitive grant program. Each year, CDBG supports community projects that create jobs and assist citizens with low and moderate incomes.
A complete list of 2019 CDBG awards is below. More information regarding Georgia’s CDBG awards is available here under "Newsroom."