City of Perry awarded big check to rehabilitate.

November 22, 2016

In the photo above are members of the Perry Housing Team and DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles. The City of Perry has been awarded $500,000 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for neighborhood revitalization activities in Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood. In an effort led by the City of Perry Housing Team the City prepared and submitted, with the assistance of Mrs. Sherry Kurtz at Grant Specialists of Georgia, Inc., an application for funding in April 2016 that focused on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of homes on Elaine Street in Perry’s Sand Hill neighborhood, a target neighborhood for ongoing Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) activities overseen by the Perry Housing Team. Sand Hill is an historic mill neighborhood with approximately 183 homes just South of Downtown Perry, many of them substandard or dilapidated. This grant will work in conjunction with a number of ongoing efforts in the neighborhood geared towards bettering the homes and lives of Sand Hill residents. The City of Perry will utilize the $500,000 in CDBG funds to rehabilitate eight (8) homes and reconstruct two (2) homes on Elaine Street. While the thirty (30) people who live in the targeted homes stand to benefit the most from this project, the entire Sand Hill neighborhood and City of Perry will ultimately realize the benefits associated with safe, quality, affordable housing in our community. Coupled with the $300,000 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) grant awarded this past spring, this makes $800,000 that is now dedicated to housing improvements in Sand Hill! Official release from DCA: http://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2016-09-06/deal-announces-377-million-development-awards-74-georgia-communities For more information please contact Mr. Robert Smith, Perry Housing Team Leader, at (478) 988-2757 or via email at robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.

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Perry City Hall closed Thursday and Friday.

November 22, 2016

Perry City Hall will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24th and Friday, Nov. 25th for Thanksgiving.  We will reopen Monday, Nov. 28th.

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November 15, 2016

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Perry City Hall will be closed Nov. 11th

November 7, 2016

Perry City Hall will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day.

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Fourth Application Round for BOOST Grants Announced

November 2, 2016

Perry Downtown Development Authority is proud to announce it is accepting applications to boost small businesses and entrepreneurs in the downtown development district with funding needs. Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program.  The DDA will accept applications for the fourth round of BOOST grants through Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m.  Grant announcements will be made in December. Applications for the crowd-funded micro-grants are completed online on the city’s website at www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/. Applicants may apply for funds to purchase supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, eligible interior renovations, a security system or professional services.  Grant funds may not be used for payment of rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, salaries or debts. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district.  BOOSTers, the investors in the program, donate $100 twice a year for two years to fund the program.  The DDA holds the funds until they are awarded. Currently, twice a year the investors review the grant requests and vote on who will receive grants and the amounts of each grant.  Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000. For more information, please, contact Perry Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758 or catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov, or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/.    On July 29, 2016, Gentry Downtown Market manager Hanna Gentry, far right, receives a $250 BOOST grant to update the business’ point of sale system. 

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Late Basketball Registration ends Nov. 7

November 1, 2016

Late basketball registration is  from Oct. 31- Nov. 7 with an additional $10 fee.  Register at Rozar Park, Mon.-Fri. from 8 :00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Please, call 478-988-2860 with any questions.

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