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The City of Thomasville has submitted an application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that, if awarded, will bring housing improvements to the Fletcherville community. The CDBG program is a federally funded program that focuses on providing resources for livable neighborhoods, economic empowerment and improved housing.

“We’ve received CDBG funding previously for this neighborhood, which is being used to provide infrastructure improvement,” said Kenneth Thompson, City Planner. “This funding is being used to address water, wastewater, street and drainage improvements along Fletcher Street, Andrews Street, Magnolia Street, Augusta Avenue and Lester Street. More than 650 Thomasville residents will benefit from these improvements.”

The most recent CDBG application is focused on housing improvements, which can be used for projects like new windows, roofing and unstable foundations. “We’ve put together the strongest application possible, which would not have been possible without the involvement of the Fletcherville community. We appreciate the assistance they provided in helping us gather the information that was required to complete the grant application.”

Thompson said that over the next five months, all CDBG applications will be reviewed by DCA, and successful applicants will be notified in September of 2019. “If Thomasville is awarded the grant, we will be able to begin work on houses possibly as early as winter 2019, with a majority of the work to be completed in 2020.”

For more information about the CDBG grant, please call 227-7001.


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