Sandy Springs, GA — On Wednesday, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) was joined by local police chiefs, city councilmembers, and community leaders for a Federal Grants Resource Fair. The event was used as a forum for attendees to speak directly with state and federal agencies and allow them to ask questions regarding the grant application process. 

“Providing our community with the opportunities and resources they need is so important,” said McBath. “Federal grants are vital to many of the projects our local organizations need for success, and I am proud we were able to come together to discuss ways we can use federal funds to make our community the best place to live and raise a family.”

“I am grateful for Congresswoman McBath’s work to inform our team and community of federal and state funding resources,” said Kim Menefee, Executive Director of Cumberland Community Improvement District. “My staff appreciated the opportunity to network with a variety of partners who can support our work to bring value to the Cumberland area.”

“As a newly elected official, I was so grateful that Congresswoman McBath gathered all of these federal and state agencies in one place for us to learn about these opportunities,” said Johns Creek City Councilmember Erin Elwood. “The very helpful agency representatives provided me with information and resources that I will use to benefit my city.”

The resource fair gave state and federal agencies a chance to present funding opportunities and resources related to economic development, transportation and infrastructure, community safety, and more. Representatives from the Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Economic Development Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, State Road and Tollway Authority, and the Atlanta Transit Link were in attendance and presented about available resources.