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Governor Perdue Announces more than $40 Million in HUD Grants

Wednesday, August 17, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Rural Communities get Grant Funding to Assist Low and Moderate Income Citizens

ATLANTA- Today Governor Sonny Perdue announced that Georgia has been awarded more than $40 million in federal grants from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Georgia 's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP). 

“Today's announcement will be welcomed by communities all over the state that rely on these important funding sources to support quality of life, economic development and job creation programs,” said Governor Sonny Perdue.

The CDBG program provides financial assistance to rural communities, including projects such as water and sewer improvements, senior citizen facilities, programs for at-risk children, programs for mentally and physically challenged residents and replacement or rehabilitation of sub-standard and dilapidated housing.

More than $37.3 million was allocated for CDBG grant projects to be used to support projects in 77 Georgia communities.   A complete list of projects and award amounts is listed below. 

Governor Perdue also announced that Georgia was awarded nearly $3 million in Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) funds.  CHIP funds will assist 10 Georgia communities increase the supply of safe and affordable housing for low and moderate-income persons.

Both the CDBG and CHIP programs are administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

For additional information regarding the CDBG and CHIP programs, please visit the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website at    or contact Steed Robinson at 404-679-3168 or .




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Grant Chart 1
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Grant Chart 2