The City of Douglas receives grant funds from federal and state agencies, private foundations, and other entities, that are used to support ongoing City services, programs, and capital improvements. The Community Development Department - Grant Division, manages, monitors, and enforces the grants management process by working with City departments to ensure the City of Douglas is utilizing all available federal and state funding as well as meeting compliance and reporting requirements.
The City of Douglas has been awarded a Community Block Development Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $636,875!!! The City of Douglas plans to use the CDBG funds to address substandard housing conditions in the city. The project will rehabilitate 12 owner-occupied substandard housing units in the City’s Urban Redevelopment Plan and new Revitalization Area Strategy area. This project is expected to benefit 18 persons, of whom 18 (100%) households are low to moderate income in the Mill Quarters area of Douglas. The total project cost is $657,669, with $20,794 in match and leverage.