News Update from Upper Savannah Council of Governments

Upper Savannah Counties, Municipalities Eligible to Apply for Funding in Newly Announced Program

Upper Savannah Region counties and municipalities are eligible to apply for funding through a grant program announced by the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission.

This cycle of the State Economic and Infrastructure Development (SEID) Grant Program will fund projects that revitalize and transform communities, spurring economic development in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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The program is designed to invest in critical infrastructure including expanding basic water and sewer, increasing access to affordable and reliable digital infrastructure, and supporting transportation infrastructure and transit services.

The program is also designed to improve health and support services access and outcomes, promote workforce development programs, foster entrepreneurial and business development activities, expand affordable housing stock and access, and promote environmental, conservation, preservation and access to increase outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities.

Funding amounts will range from $50,000 to $500,000 and a match will be required. The match amount will depend on the economic distress level of the county as determined by the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission.

The pre-application portal will open June 19 and will be due July 21, and full application portal will open Aug. 7 with grant application due Sept. 15, 2023. Project awards will be announced Nov. 14, 2023.