State Department of Transportation announces beautification grants

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation announced today $821,163 in 2020 Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council (REBC) Grants (formerly known as the GATEway Grant program). The department received 37 applications and selected 22 recipients. Recipients include one county, 17 cities and four community improvement districts. Eight recipients have been granted the maximum award of $50,000.

The mission of the REBC Grant program is to provide funding for enhancement and beautification projects along Georgia’s roadsides. The following is a breakdown of the awards:

♦ City of Pooler in Chatham County: $50,000 for enhancements along U.S. 80;

♦ City of Byron in Peach County: $43,953.29 for enhancements along Interstate 75;

♦ Eisenhower Business Improvement District in Bibb County: $30,855 for enhancements along U.S. 80/Eisenhower Parkway;

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