Gov. Kemp announced preliminary grant awards totaling more than $225 million for 142 qualified projects

Macon, GA – According to the statement, these projects will reportedly improve neighborhood assets like parks, recreation facilities, sidewalks, and healthy food access in communities all across the state disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with grant requirements, awarded funds will go to eligible non-profits and local governments to utilize in improving or maintaining recreational facilities in Qualified Census Tracts or for repair or maintenance needs due to significantly greater use of public facilities during the pandemic.

A full list of the awardees and amounts can be found below.

State officials said that funding for the awards comes from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, created by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Federal Uniform Guidance rules are applicable for these funds.

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