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City gets $500K grant for 9th Street work
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DCA Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, second from right, presents a $500,000 grant to Rincon city planner LaMeisha Kelly. At far left is city council member Levi Scott Jr. and at far right is Wesley Corbitt, Rincon city manager. - photo by Photo provided

The city of Rincon has received a $500,000 community development block grant grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

The city will use this grant to improve water and sewer facilities in the 9th Street area.

“The state community development block grant program provides an essential resource to Georgia’s smaller more rural communities in their efforts to support projects that will create jobs and assist low- and moderate- income citizens,” said DCA Commissioner Gretchen Corbin. “As communities large and small are making difficult choices, today’s presentation represent an important investment in various local health and safety, economic development and job creation programs, insuring Georgia’s communities are prepared for economic development opportunities.

“We are pleased that these resources will be combined with private investments and local funds to implement critical economic development and community development projects. As a key part of Governor Deal’s job creation team, we’re very pleased to assist so many Georgia communities prepare for job growth opportunities. Each year, CDBG investments demonstrate how state and local partners work together with the private sector to create successes in local communities for families and businesses.”