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Millennial State and Local Government Employee Views on Jobs, Compensation and Retirement

February 19, 2020

National Institute on Retirement Security

A new issue brief finds that Millennials working in state and local government are satisfied with their jobs and intend to stay with their employers so long as their benefits are not cut.

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Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council (REBC) Grant

February 19, 2020

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

The Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council (REBC) Grant Program provides funding for roadside enhancement and beautification projects along Georgia’s roadsides. The funds may be used only for landscape plant material and its installation for the furtherance of roadside enhancement and beautification projects along state routes in Georgia.

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2020 Census Digital Preparedness Playbook

2020 Census Digital Preparedness Playbook

February 19, 2020

National League of Cities (NLC)

The nation’s first “digital” census presents myriad opportunities - and potential challenges - for a complete and accurate count. The National League of Cities, with partners at the Beeck Center, has created "The 2020 Census: Digital Preparedness Playbook" to help local leaders prepare.

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Choose to Invest in Your City’s Future

February 19, 2020

By East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham

A recent survey by GMA indicates that Georgia’s cities are facing $11.2B of capital needs between now and 2022. As an elected official, it is top-of-mind that property tax increases can’t be the go-to for covering the investment needs across the state.
 

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Top 10 Education Issues for Georgia in 2020

February 18, 2020

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education recently released the 2020 edition of the annual Top 10 Issues to Watch report, which identifies and analyzes the key education issues Georgia will be or should be addressing in the coming year. 

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The Art of Leadership and Leading for the Long Haul

Leadership Focus

February 12, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Taking the long-view in the decision making process can be difficult in the short term, but will always pay dividends in the long run.

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Pardon Our Progress: GMA Provides Alternative Parking Due to Construction

February 5, 2020

There are many exciting things happening at GMA in 2020, including the construction of our new headquarters project.

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FY2020 Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program

February 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

This program provides funds for juvenile justice facilities to respond to and recover from emergencies. Funds may be used to restore essential services and operations.

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Assistance to Firefighters Grant

February 5, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations.

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Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

February 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Fiscal Year 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs.

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Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

February 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Fiscal Year 2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strate­gies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.

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“Ransomware Just Encrypts My Data—No One Steals It” and Other Ransomware Myths

CitySmart by Sophicity

February 3, 2020

Adrian McWethy, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

How would your municipality react to the threat of ransomware differently if you knew that everything encrypted—all confidential, sensitive, and personally identifiable information—would end up accessible to anyone on the internet?

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ReConnect Loan and Grant Program

January 31, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

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GMA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

January 28, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 27, GMA held a groundbreaking ceremony for the association’s new headquarters project. GMA welcomed several prominent leaders to the ceremony, including former presidents and executive directors of the association, members of the project team and valued GMA staff.

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2020 Homeowner Assistance Products

January 22, 2020

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta)

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) funding for its 2020 Homeowner Assistance Products is now available. The Homeowner Assistance Products are part of FHLBank Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and are designed to help eligible borrowers purchase or rehabilitate their home.

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