PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: 2023 Community Development Block Grant

Ware County is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $1,000,000 (single-activity) or $1,250,000 (multi-activity). These funds must be used to primarily benefit low-and-moderate income persons.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the area of housing, public facilities, and economic development. More specific details regarding eligible activities, plans to assist displaced persons (if any), the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities to benefit low-and-moderate income persons, and the rating system will be provided at a public hearing, which will be held at 10:30 A.M. on March 15, 2023, at the Ware County Commission Office, 305 Oak Street, Suite 227, Waycross, Georgia 31501.

The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application and to review progress on the previous CDBG grant(s), if applicable. Ware County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Scott Moye, County Manager, before March 15, 2023. This person can be located at the Ware County Commission Office, 305 Oak Street, Suite 227, Waycross, Georgia, and is available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, or you may call 912-287-4300. Persons with hearing disabilities may consider using the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135.