Lawrenceville is the smallest of nine U.S. cities to receive the grant. Other cities include Philadelphia, Milwaukee and San Antonio.
The grant will expand upon programs already initiated by the city, said City Manager Chuck Warbington in the release. “The ($5 million) in federal funding and the potential for a renewal in the sixth year can have exponential impact and improve the quality of life for nearly all of Lawrenceville’s more than 30,000 residents,” he said.
The zero-match grant takes effect in October. The city plans to make appointments to an advisory board for the grant in November, complete a community needs assessment in December and release an in-depth plan for the funds by March 2022.