The Community Foundation of Central Georgia on Wednesday awarded 12 grants totaling nearly $250,000 as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a program to fund area residents’ ideas for strengthening a sense of place in Macon’s College Hill Corridor.
The goal of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge is to invest in ideas to restore the land use and social fabric of the College Hill neighborhood.
The 12 grants awarded Wednesday, which add up to $249,394, ranged from $450 to $85,000 and include entertainment, environmental and education projects.
Nearly $15,000 went to the all-volunteer group Friends of Tattnall Square Park for its idea to create a gathering garden and serpentine wall there.
The Macon Music Ambassadors entertainment project received $51,116, and $85,000 will go for code enforcement technology for the city of Macon.
Since the Knight Neighborhood Challenge’s inception, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, which administers the grants, has awarded $1.3 million for 88 grants to improve the College Hill Corridor.
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