Community ARPA Funds
Georgia Office of Planning and Budget
First Responders Supplement Grant
In November 2021, the Camden County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize staff to apply for the Georgia Public Safety Officials and First Responders Supplement Grant distributed by the Georgia Office of Planning and Budget. Camden County was awarded $199,125.50 in March 2022 to provide a supplement to 185 employees from Camden County Fire Rescue, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office.
Broadband Infrastructure Committee Awards
Georgia Telecommunications Association - Hargray (Camden)
Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by members of the Broadband Infrastructure Committee and state leaders, announced almost $408 million in preliminary awards which will provide communities, households, and businesses in 70 Georgia counties access to faster and more reliable broadband. These 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects represent an investment of more than $738 million in Georgia when matching funds are contributed. In Camden County, Hargray received $593,213 and propose to serve 1,289 locations.
Georgia Humanities American Rescue Plan Grants
Thiokol Memorial Project
Georgia Humanities announced that 78 museums, libraries, historical societies, colleges and universities, and other cultural organizations will receive $1,031,778 to offer programs, sustain operations, and build capacity to recover from the effects of the pandemic. In Camden County, the Thiokol Memorial Project received funding.
Georgia Humanities received these funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the United States Congress as part of the American Rescue Plan with the charge to respond to the needs of the humanities sector in Georgia. Recipients are in each of Georgia’s 14 Congressional districts and include organizations serving rural, suburban, and urban Georgians. In addition, Georgia Humanities gave priority to diverse and inclusive programming, as well as those that serve or are led by members of communities traditionally under-resourced in the humanities.
The grants range from $2,500 to $20,000. Sample projects include hybrid programming to reach new audiences, theatre conversations in rural areas, oral histories of historic places, Spanish-language journalism, virtual tours, statewide humanities teacher networks.
Learn more about the Thiokol Memorial Project on their website, http://thiokolmemorial.org. Learn more about other Georgia Humanities American Rescue Plan Grants (PDF) PDF PDF on their website, https://www.georgiahumanities.org.
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