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


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 County Commissioners Meeting Room, 402-A. E. Pine St, Fitzgerald, Ga. 31750, on January 30, 2014 at 1:00.

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 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 Frank Feild, County Manager, at (229) 426-5100 prior to January 30, 2014. This person can be located at County Commissioners Office, 402-A. E. Pine St., Fitzgerald Ga. 31323 between the hours of 9:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, except holidays.

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