AEDC announces call for Community Development Grant applications

The Community Development Grant program has helped fund projects such as the Coleman Park initiative to upgrade the baseball fields to a tournament facility. Eligible projects must create an economic impact on the city of Athens. The deadline to apply for 2019 funding is January 4.

By Sherri Skeeters/AEDC Business Development and Marketing Director

Athens Economic Development Corporation has announced its call for Community Development Grant applications.

The Community Development Grant program is designed to provide grants for eligible projects which promote sports, cultural, entertainment and community projects that attract tourism and contribute to the quality of life, business development and growth of Athens sales tax revenue. All projects must be located in the city of Athens, in addition to creating an economic impact on the city.

Applicants must be a government agency, business or non-profit organization and in business for more than one year. Approved projects must be completed within one year and grants will be expended on a reimbursement basis.

Applications must be received by January 4 to be considered for this year’s round of funding. Eligible applications will be reviewed and scored for recommendation to AEDC’s Board followed by City Council approval.

To determine project eligibility, review the guidelines and criteria at or pick up a copy at AEDC, 201 W. Corsicana Street, in the Athens Partnership Center. For more information, call 903-675-4617.