Senator Reverend Warnock Announces $13 Million Federal Investment to Strengthen Rural Georgia

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $13 million in Community Facilities funding for 29 rural community infrastructure priorities in Georgia

According to USDA, these grants will be used to improve infrastructure, radio towers, community facilities and access to public safety and health care services

In his first year in office, Senator Reverend Warnock has secured millions for rural Georgia, including $306 million for rural health care providers and nearly $500,000 to upgrade rural affordable housing

Senator Reverend Warnock: “No matter where you live, every Georgian deserves access to essential community services such as emergency response and medical care.”

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced today that USDA will invest $13 million in Community Facilities funding for 29 rural community infrastructure projects throughout Georgia. The funding will be used to strengthen local public services, and connect rural residents to critical community services and facilities in 22 rural counties in the state.  

“No matter where you live, every Georgian deserves access to essential community services such as emergency response and medical care. I’m pleased to see millions of federal dollars flow to rural communities in every corner of the state to ensure rural Georgians are connected to their community and vital public resources,” Senator Reverend Warnock said. “This federal funding is an investment in rural Georgians’ safety, health and quality of life, and I am committed to continue delivering for our rural communities. I was proud to secure over $9 billion in the bipartisan infrastructure law to connect rural Georgia communities physically through roads and bridges and virtually by expanding access to broadband. I will continue to serve as rural Georgia’s voice and champion in Washington.”  

Below is a list of Community Facilities grants and loans awarded in Georgia:

ApplingAppling County Board of Commissioners$44,100
AtkinsonCity of Willacoochee$50,000
AtkinsonAtkinson County Board of Commissioners$50,000
BaconBacon County Board of Commissioners$50,000
Ben HillBen Hill County Board of Commissioners$18,400
ClayCity of Fort Gaines$69,800$100,000
ClinchClinch County Hospital Authority$4,789,000
EvansCity of Claxton$32,000
GilmerGeorgia Mountains Health Services$4,200,000
IrwinIrwin County$130,900$50,000
IrwinIrwin County$489,000$100,000
IrwinIrwin County$30,100$16,200
IrwinIrwin County$50,700$27,300
JacksonCity of Nicholson$58,000$50,000
Jeff DavisCity of Hazlehurst$50,000
JeffersonCity of Louisville$46,200
LincolnLincoln County$264,200$100,000
LongCity of Ludowici$50,000
MontgomeryMontgomery County Emergency Medical Services$1,400,000
ScrevenCity of Sylvania$15,900$19,400
ScrevenCity of Sylvania$45,800$50,000
ThomasCity of Pavo$19,200
TroupCity of Hogansville$31,000$30,000
WalkerCity of LaFayette$50,000$50,000
WarrenWarren County Board of Commissioners$46,000$100,000
WorthWorth County Board of Commissioners$32,000
WorthWorth County Board of Commissioners$100,000
WorthWorth County Board of Commissioners$15,200
TOTAL AMOUNTS$ 11,920,400 LOAN$ 1,300,000 GRANT