Georgia Power is starting off 2020 with a pledge of $50,000 toward storefront improvements in downtown Augusta. This is more than triple what they have donated in the past. For the previous two years they have donated $15,000 each year which was used to create a facade matching-grant program. It has helped with projects but it has gone quickly.
The company’s regional external affairs manager, Stephen King, presented the Augusta Downtown Development Authority with the symbolic check. He said, “It doesn’t come with any stipulations other than for the growth and development of downtown.” The program developed is a matching-grant program that offers up to $5,000 to downtown business owners who invest an equal amount in exterior improvements to their spaces.
For more details see Augusta Chronicle Article: https://www.augustachronicle.com/business/20200109/georgia-power-donates-50000-to-downtown-improvements?template=ampart
Contact the DDA for more information on how to apply for the grant: