Macon, GA – According to the city officials, the trip was funded through our great partner, The Knight Foundation.
Mayor Miller was invited to speak on a panel titled “American Rescue Plan Success Stories: Infrastructure, Public Spaces, and Creating Communities.” He talked about how our County chose to deploy American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to meet the needs of our community.
Mayor Miller, Moore, Macon Mental Health Matters (MMHM) coordinator Andrea Cooke, NewTown Macon President/CEO Josh Rogers, Historic Macon Foundation Executive Director Ethiel Garlington, and Knight Foundation Macon Director Lynn Murphey all represented Macon-Bibb County. They were able to network with other Knight City affiliates to discuss the different ways everyone has approached the use of ARPA funds.
In the last year, Macon-Bibb County has distributed ARPA funds to help food distribution, to the Brookdale Warming Center, and focus on Blight and Affordable Housing opportunities.
There are ten units in Beall’s Hill on Oglethorpe Street which will be available at the end of this month and two more Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible units available by the end of November. Through ARPA funds, NewTown Macon has issued loans that will provide 73 new units of housing and eliminate a blighted office park.