Office (229) 426-5100
Fax (229) 426-5630
402-A East Pine Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750

Published February 3, 2016
Ben Hill County is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $500,000. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, public facilities, and economic development. More specific details regarding eligible activities, plans to assist displaced persons (if any), the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities to benefit low and moderate income persons, and the rating system will be provided at a public hearing which will be held at Ben Hill County Board of Commissioners Office, 402 East Pine St., Fitzgerald, GA. 31750, on February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am.

The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application and to review progress on the previous CDBG grant (if applicable). Ben Hill County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its service, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language shall contact Donna Prather, County Clerk, at (229) 426-5100 prior to February 10, 2016. This person can be located at Ben Hill County Board of Commissioners Office, 402 East Pine St., Fitzgerald, GA. 31750 between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday- Friday, except holidays.

Individuals who are hearing impaired can contact the Georgia Relay Services, telephone number (TDD) 1-800-255-0056, and (Voice)-1-800-255-0135.