The federal government has given a $506,878 grant to Marietta partially to help low- and moderate-income persons find and maintain decent housing. AJC file photo

Marietta receives $506,878 from federal government

Marietta’s Community Development Division has received a federal grant of $506,878.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support community projects.

Those projects are designed to provide decent housing, maintain suitable living environments and public service activities serving primarily low- and moderate-income persons, according to Marietta Community Development Manager Kelsey Thompson-White.

The 2019 (July 1 to June 30, 2020) funds will be used for:

  • Administration and planning: $101,375.80
  • Marietta Police Athletic League: $15,600
  • Center for Family Resources: $3,575
  • SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center: $9,750
  • Marietta Mentoring for Leadership: $9,750
  • Marietta YELLS: $37,356
  • Housing rehabilitation: $67,275
  • Activity service delivery: $75,075
  • Elderly/disabled emergency grants (ELD): $29,250
  • Down payment assistance: $29,250
  • Public works and facilities: $128,621.35

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