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DOT hands out gateway grants

Nita Birmingham of the Department of Transportation Nita Birmingham of the Department of Transportation
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to help cities beautify entrances to their communities.    

Service organizations and local and state agencies can apply for a Gateway grant of up to $50,000  to help pay for landscaping and roadside beautification.    

"If you look at some of the before and after photos, you have areas in their cities limits entrance sign where they had dead grass, weeds, and they've transformed that into a much more inviting entrance to their city," said Nita Birmingham of the Department of Transportation.        

So far the Gateway grant has awarded $3.5 million.  The deadline to apply is February 28th.

Visit www.dot.ga.gov to apply for a grant.

 

 

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