Millions coming to SWGA: State grants going to several organizations

The funds are set to go towards at least 15 different county and city organizations across Southwest Georgia.
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 4:35 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (WALB) - Multiple grants have been announced from Gov. Brian Kemp’s office to go towards organizations across South Georgia.

The $225 million in grant money will be dispersed across 142 projects across the Peach State and will bring tens of millions to the southern part of the state.

In a release, Kemp’s office said the funds were for communities “disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” and will go toward recreation facilities, increasing healthy food access, parks and more.

Organizations in Southwest Georgia set to receive funding include:

  • City of Bainbridge - trail construction starting at River Chaser Drive - $2.2 million
  • Camilla Housing Authority - developing a new park - $2.2 million
  • City of Albany Recreation and Parks Dept. - construction of two covered basketball courts at Carver Gym, Henderson Gym project, Kalmon Malone Park project - combined $6.6 million
  • City of Arlington - park improvements - $2.2 million
  • City of Cuthbert - improvements to three different parks - $2.2 million
  • City of Damascus - city park improvements - $579,811
  • City of Douglas - Roundtree Park improvements and Huckaby Sports Complex recreation facility construction - combined $2.3 million
  • City of Nashville - Tea Trailhead walking trail expansion - $637,386
  • City of Thomasville - Cassidy Pond Park project - $998,800
  • City of Valdosta - Scott Park upgrades, Vallotton Park upgrades and Olympic Park playground upgrades - over $3 million in combined funds
  • Clinch County Commissioners’ Office - Homerville-Clinch County Rec. Park improvements - $1.6 million
  • Coffee County - developing additional soccer fields - $2.2 million
  • Ben Hill County - construction of new recreation park - $749,309
  • Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Rec - William Bryant Park Complex improvements - $1.8 million
  • Stewart County - rural downtown revitalization - $2.1 million
  • Sumter County Board of Commissioners - Upgrades to four parks - $1.4 million

A full timeline of when the funds will be granted has not been released.