USDA Resources Available

The US Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency has resources that can assist rural communities combating the opioid epidemic.  We are thankful to team up with Georgia’s statewide opioid task force.  

Our funds can be used through public bodies or non-profit corporations to build, renovate, equip, or rehabilitate essential community facilities such as hospitals, mental health clinics, withdrawal centers, educational facilities, and more.  Eligible uses also includes upgrading E-9-1-1 systems and equipment and purchasing police, fire and ambulance vehicles.

In general, a city, town or unincorporated area with a population less than 20,000 and unable to secure funding elsewhere can be eligible.  Direct loans, loan guarantees and grants are available.  Grants are capped at $25,000 per eligible project.

Use the contact information below to get started.

 

Cartersville    (678) 719-3508

Monroe         (770) 267-1413, Ext. 4

Fort Valley     (478) 827-0016, Ext. 4

Sandersville   (478) 552-6073, Ext. 4

Tifton            (229) 382-0273, Ext. 4

Douglas         (912) 384-4811, Ext. 4

 

Rural Development Georgia Opioid Response Coordinator:

Deborah.Callahan@ga.usda.gov

(706) 552-2595