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FEMA Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)

July 1, 2022

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The purpose of the RCPGP is to build state and local capacity to manage catastrophic incidents by improving and expanding regional collaboration, across the whole community, for catastrophic incident preparedness.

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BJA Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

June 30, 2022

US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government.

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US DOT Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program (Coming Soon)

June 30, 2022

US Department of Transportation

This program provides funding for highway-rail or pathway-rail grade crossing improvement projects that focus on improving the safety and mobility of people and goods.

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US DOT Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP)

June 30, 2022

US Department of Transportation

RCP funds can support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development.

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NTIA Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

June 25, 2022

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant (MMG) Program provides funding for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure.

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EDA CARES Act Economic Recovery Corps and Equity Impact Investments NOFO

June 25, 2022

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

This NOFO funds two distinct programs that are designed to provide support to underserved communities across the country in their efforts to develop successful economic development plans and projects.

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HUD Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

June 25, 2022

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.

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NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

June 25, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building.

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Georgia Municipal Workforce Development Strategy and Playbook

June 21, 2022

This report serves as roadmap for GMA, Georgia City Solutions and cities to proactively address their workforce needs through investment, planning, and strategy implementation.

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EPA Brownfields Job Training Grants

June 17, 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Brownfields Job Training programs recruit, train, and retain a local, skilled workforce by prioritizing unemployed and underemployed residents to obtain the skills and credentials needed for pathways into full-time employment in the environmental field.

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GCA Cultural Facilities Grant

June 17, 2022

Georgia Council for the Arts

Cultural Facilities Grants provide support for the renovation, restoration, preservation or acquisition of an arts facility, and the purchase of equipment that supports arts programs.

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USDA ReConnect Loan and Grant Program (Round 4 Coming Soon)

June 10, 2022

USDA Rural Development

The ReConnect Loan and Grant 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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DOE Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation

June 10, 2022

US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to invest in innovative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of renewable energy to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

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FHWA Bridge Investment Program (BIP)

June 10, 2022

US DOT Federal Highway Administration

These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for planning, feasibility analysis, and revenue forecasting associated with the development of a project that would subsequently be eligible to apply for BIP funding under either the Bridge Projects or Large Bridge Projects funding categories.

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Sustainability and Energy for Georgia's Future

Cities Connect

June 7, 2022

During the June 7, 2022, Cities Connect call Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols discussed sustainability energy options available to cities and provided an overview of Georgia's energy future and how it might impact cities as they serve the needs of their residents.

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USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grant

June 5, 2022

US Department of Agriculture

The HPG program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens.

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DOJ FY 2022 Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth

June 5, 2022

DOJ Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by supporting high-quality art programs for current and previous justice-involved youth, including Tribal and Indigenous youth, to reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, and/or other problem and high-risk behaviors.

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UGA Georgia Initiative for Community Housing

June 2, 2022

UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences

GICH helps communities improve their quality of life and economic vitality through the development of locally-driven housing and revitalization strategies.

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Receiver Places: Planning for Climate Migration

Public Square

May 31, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Receiver places, a term coined by urbanists for communities likely to gain migrants as climate problems grow, refers to not just physical places but also a process of preparing for change.

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Tapping into Georgia's Housing Resources for Your City

Cities Connect

May 31, 2022

Each year the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) invests over $180 million to build affordable housing around the state. In the May 31, 2022, Cities Connect call, Samanta Carvalho, Director, Office of Community Housing Development with DCA reviewed the state’s housing programs and provided information on how city officials can bring the state’s housing resources to their city.

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NPS History of Equal Rights Grants

May 26, 2022

National Park Service

Funded through the Historic Preservation Fund, the History of Equal Rights grant program preserves sites related to the struggle for any or all people to achieve equal rights in America.

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US DOT Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant

May 26, 2022

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

The program offers nearly $200 million in grants annually over the next five years to improve the safety of high-risk, leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure and create good-paying jobs, with an emphasis on benefiting underserved communities, in both rural and urban areas.

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NPS Battlefield Restoration Grants

May 26, 2022

National Park Service

Battlefield Restoration Grants (BARE) support preservation partners across the country in their effort to restore eligible American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War sites to day-of battle conditions.

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NEA Our Town

May 26, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Transportation Infrastructure

Cities Connect

May 24, 2022

Dan Hinton, Deputy Division Administrator in the Federal Highway Administration Georgia Division, was the May 24, 2022, presenter for GMA's Cities Connect call. He discussed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the direct-recipient model it incorporates for some transportation funding opportunities contained in the law. 

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America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC) 2022

May 19, 2022

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

In year one of the ATBC approximately $85 million will be awarded in nationwide funding to advance the America the Beautiful Initiative and its goals to connect and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife upon which we all depend.

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Canton's Roadmap for Inclusive Economic Growth

May 17, 2022

Canton's Roadmap for Success is a strategy that reviews all city decisions through the lenses of eight tenets for success. Included in these are goals to engage the city's diverse population, assist small businesses with succeeding in the regional economy, and creating great neighborhoods. City Manager Billy Peppers provided an overview of the city's efforts during the May 17, 2022, EMBRACE webinar.

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Facing Georgia’s Opioid Challenge

Cities Connect

May 17, 2022

During the May 17, 2022, Cities Connect call, Cassandra Price, Director of the Office of Addictive Diseases with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (GDBHDD), discussed the ongoing opioid epidemic in Georgia. She provided updated information on the impact of opioids in Georgia, current services being provided by DBHDD to local communities, and reviewed the opioid settlements that will have an impact across the state.

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US DOT Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

May 16, 2022

US Department of Transportation

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program that will provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next 5 years. Funding supports regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

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Lawrenceville Community Response Program

Cities Connect

May 10, 2022

In July 2021 the Lawrenceville Police Department began embedding two behavioral health clinicians into field operations. During the May 10, 2022, Cities Connect call Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington discussed the city police department’s proactive initiative to address the increasing mental health crisis its officers face in the community

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OneGeorgia Equity Fund

May 10, 2022

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The purpose of the Equity Fund is to finance activities that will assist applicants in promoting the health, welfare, safety, and economic security of the citizens of the state through the development and retention of employment opportunities in areas of greater need.

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NPS Underrepresented Community Grants

May 6, 2022

National Park Service

National Park Service’s Underrepresented Community Grant Program (URC) works towards diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places.

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NEA Public Humanities Projects

May 6, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming.

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Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grant Program

May 5, 2022

Fox Theatre Institute

The Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grant Program's goal is to award funding for historic theatres in the state of Georgia. (applications open June 1, 2022)

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