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OPB Capital Projects Fund

August 16, 2022

The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget

The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) will address many challenges laid bare by the pandemic, especially in rural America and low- and moderate-income communities, helping to ensure that all communities have access to the high-quality, modern infrastructure needed to thrive, including internet access.

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A Conversation on Land Banking

Cities Connect

August 11, 2022

Odetta Macleish-White, the Director of Georgia Initiatives at the Center for Community Progress, discusses the benefits of land banks and how they can be used to address vacant and abandoned properties. She also details how systemic vacancies are created and impact communities.

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2022 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Winners Announced

August 11, 2022

On August 9, 2022, the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation announced that the cities of Warner Robins, Athens-Clarke County and Atlanta, along with Henry County, were winners of the 2022 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge.

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The Importance of Employee Security Awareness Training

CitySmart by VC3

August 11, 2022

Katherina Yavela, Director of Marketing, CW Technology

When it comes to securing your company’s network, you must think beyond technology. Relying on firewalls, antivirus software, and secure remote connections is simply not enough anymore.

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Webinar: A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Georgia's Sunshine Laws

August 9, 2022

Watch the GMA webinar, "A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Georgia's Sunshine Laws."

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USDA ReConnect Loan and Grant Program (ROUND 4)

August 5, 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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Georgia Municipal Workforce Development Strategy and Playbook Overview

Cities Connect

August 3, 2022

In GMA’s August 2, 2022, Cities Connect call, Greg Wilson with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) discusses the Georgia Municipal Workforce Development Strategy and Playbook.

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Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant

August 2, 2022

Drawdown Georgia

The Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant is an exciting new grant opportunity that aims to support efforts that advance climate solutions and prioritize equity in Georgia.

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Building the Beloved Community in Atlanta

Public Square

July 29, 2022

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s home of Westside Atlanta, a nonprofit is partnering with the city and public and private organizations to transform disadvantaged neighborhoods using a new urban design plan.

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GDOT Announces Grant for Cities Under 5,000 Population on Cities Connect Call

Cities Connect

July 29, 2022

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation took part in the July 26 Cities Connect meeting to announce the details of the 2nd Round of the Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant.

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EPD FY23 Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Diversion Grant

July 27, 2022

GA Environmental Protection Division

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is pleased to announce the Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Diversion (RWD) Grant as part of the Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) Grant Program.

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EPD FY23 Regional Water Plan Seed Grant Funds

July 22, 2022

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

The Regional Water Plan Seed Grants are being provided to support and incentivize local governments and other water users as they undertake their Regional Water Plan implementation responsibilities.

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FY 2022 Youth Violence Prevention Program

July 22, 2022

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This program furthers the Department’s mission by preventing youth violence and delinquent behavior.

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Daring and Inclusive Leadership

July 19, 2022

In this EMBRACE webinar, Pearl Alexander, Executive Director of Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Georgia Tech, discussed ow leaders can identify new ways of leading that will support, attract and retaining diverse and talented professionals.

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EPA School Bus Rebates: Clean School Bus Program

July 19, 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models.

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GDOT Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Round 2

July 19, 2022

GA Department of Transportation

Georgia DOT partners with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in facilitating and providing an opportunity for local governments to pursue non-traditional transportation related activities such as pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, and pedestrian streetscaping projects.

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US DOT Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program

July 13, 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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USDA Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

July 13, 2022

US Department of Agriculture Rural Development

This program assists rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA).

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DCA OneGeorgia Rural Innovation Fund FY23

July 13, 2022

GA Department of Community Affairs

The Rural Innovation Fund will provide financial assistance to eligible applicants when the health, welfare, safety, and economic security of the citizens of the state are promoted through the development or retention of economic and employment opportunities.

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DCA OneGeorgia Equity Fund FY23

July 13, 2022

GA 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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Making Strides in Embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

July 6, 2022

Sara Baxter

It’s been a year since GCS launched its Embrace initiative. Here’s a look at the progress that has been made so far.

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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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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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Shifting Priorities: Addressing Wealth Inequities to Building Community Wealth

June 21, 2022

In this June 21, 2022, EMBRACE webinar, Ashaunda' Davis discussed the wealth divide in Georgia and how by shifting priorities communities can increase economic empowerment, equity, and inclusion.

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