Community Development

Community Development

The RVRC works with state and federal agencies like HUD, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and USDA to make the River Valley Region an even better place to live. Programs like DCA’s Community Development Block Program (CDBG) are vital sources of funding available for communities who need assistance with infrastructure projects like water, sewer, streets and drainage, and housing deficiencies. And USDA programs like the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) fund projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises. 

If your community is interested in programs like these, RVRC is able to provide technical assistance with application writing and program administration. 

Community Development Block Grant Administration

Community Development Block Grant Administration

The Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) provides funding to assist a wide range of eligible activities, including housing improvement projects, public facilities such as water and sewer lines, buildings such as local health centers or Head Start centers, and economic development projects.
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Food System Development

Food Systems Development

From farmers to consumers, keeping a food system strong and reducing food insecurity requires partnerships and careful planning. RVRC works with local governments and food organizations to help boost regional agricultural development and fight food access problems.
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