04 May 2022
Each month at ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development, we assemble a list of grants and funding opportunities. This week as we celebrate National Small Business Week, we share information about funding opportunities that may be relevant to your needs. Highlighted is an offering from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)’s Rural Downtown Development Grant Program.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
Rural Downtown Redevelopment Grant Program
DCA’s commitment is to provide communities with financial resources to help implement those transformative downtown projects that would not take place at this time without state assistance. While transformation means different things in different communities, for the purposes of this grant, DCA is seeking applications that will:
- increase opportunities for private investment to be injected into areas of disinvestment,
- increase commerce within the downtown,
- facilitate additional visitors/shoppers/activities within the downtown space,
- address workforce development and/or downtown housing needs that contribute to the overall revitalization of the community.
Eligible applicants include Georgia cities, counties and authorities. The total amount available for grant awards is $17,000,000 with funding requests of a minimum of $1,000,000 to a maximum of $5,000,000. Additionally, the grant requires 25% matching funds.