VALDOSTA – Lowndes County Fee accepted two grants and utilized for 2 extra late Tuesday. It’s an endeavor that might yield the county greater than $1.6 million in funding.
Lowndes accepted two sub-grants — one for enhancement and innovation, the opposite for regulation enforcement — totaling $12,775 from the Accountability Courts’ State of Georgia grant program.
The grants will go towards the county’s DUI Courtroom.
The enhancement and innovation grant ($3,580) will probably be used for GPS displays and doc translations. The regulation enforcement sub-grant ($9,195) will fund surveillance workplace curfew checks, drug and alcohol screens and surveillance duties till the tip of the fiscal 12 months, June 31.
Each grants haven’t any match necessities and thus haven’t any affect on the county finances, based on info supplied by county officers.
County Fee authorised the renewal of the District Lawyer’s Federal Sufferer of Crimes Act grant software.
Because the app is funneled by way of Lowndes County, the District Lawyer’s Workplace of the Southern Circuit will use the funds to supply sufferer providers all through the 5 counties inside the Southern Circuit together with Lowndes County.
Commissioners utilized for the 2023 Staffing for Enough Fireplace and Emergency Response grant for the aim of hiring 9 full-time firefighters.
The hires would value the county $1,653,413.31 however could be 100% reimbursed ought to the grant be acquired.
Lloyd Inexperienced, Lowndes County Fireplace Rescue head, stated the grant was utilized for final 12 months to no avail. He stated the county wasn’t in a position to obtain it on account of its competitiveness.
The county faces comparable competitors once more.