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Congressional Appropriations Requests: What Cities Need to Know

Congressional Appropriations Requests: What Cities Need to Know

Every year, Congress considers several appropriations measures which provide discretionary funding for numerous activities—for example, national defense, education, and homeland security—as well as general government operations.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law in November 2021 and will bring nearly $1.2 trillion in total funding over ten years, including $550 billion in new spending from 2022-2026.

Capital Needs of Georgia's Cities, 2022-2026

Capital Needs of Georgia's Cities, 2022-2026

GMA’s Capital Needs Report provides an overview of the projected 5-year capital needs for Georgia’s cities based on a survey of GMA’s 537 member cities. Additional resources include a GMA Capital Needs and Value of Cities Reference Document.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

CDBG has served to create jobs, develop affordable housing, stabilize neighborhoods and provide necessary public services to local governments throughout Georgia. The strength of the CDBG program lies in local determination of immediate need, flexibility in addressing problems, identifying eligible activities and responsible administration of funds by state and local officials.

Telecom: Rural Broadband Deployment, Small Cells, and Preemption of Local ROW

Telecom: Rural Broadband Deployment, Small Cells, and Preemption of Local ROW

GMA supports a balanced approach to telecommunications policy that allows new technologies to flourish while preserving traditional local regulatory authority. GMA opposes any legislation or federal regulation that weakens the authority of Georgia’s municipalities to regulate the use of their public rights-of-way and which weakens their authority to locally determine appropriate compensation for such use.

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