Community Development Block Grant


The County of Washington, has received a (Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) / Employment Incentive Program (EIP) / Redevelopment Fund / CHIP /grant of $ 500,000.00 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“Strong, vibrant communities help attract companies to the state,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “The projects funded by this program will ensure successful economic development and enhance the quality of life for all Georgians. By leveraging this funding with private investment and local funds, these communities are able to maximize the opportunities offered by the CDBG program and keep Georgia the nation’s top state for business.”

Washington County will utilize this grant for to upgrade the Washington County Heath Department.

“The annual Community Development Block Grant awards are one of DCA’s most well-known, competitive and far-reaching programs, touching cities and counties in every corner of the state,” said Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Gretchen Corbin. “We appreciate the vision and hard work that went into each application and look forward to working with these communities as they lay the groundwork for future growth.”

The grant award was presented to the Washington County by Commissioner Gretchen Corbin and was accepted on behalf of the Washington County by Commissioners Horace Daniel, Edward Burten, Melton Jones, Larry Mathis, and Frank Simmons in a ceremony hosted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in Savannah on September 5, 2014. A total of 82 awards totaling over $39.7 million were presented to cities and counties around the state.