November 2020, Vol.14 , No.11
Since the inception of the Georgia Firefighters’ Cancer Program (GFCP) in 2018, ACCG has been working to enhance the program benefits and reduce the cost for its members’ firefighters. Read more to learn about future rate decreases and the incentive program that members can participate in.
Over $400,000 in safety grants have been awarded to eligible members in the ACCG-Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). Starting in May, members have the opportunity to apply for another round of funding, even if they applied in the previous year.
Learn more about this month's intern, Lillie Gorem and her experience with the Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender. Throughout her experience she acquired skills and discovered a passion for working in local government.
The ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2021 Georgia County Internship Program (GCIP) through Dec. 31, 2020. The GCIP offers first-hand internship experiences to undergraduate and graduate level college students in county government. 
Meet Kaylon Day, ACCG's newest intern! While the COVID-19 pandemic has made her experience as an intern virtual, she has still played a big role in helping the research and policy teams. Learn more about Kaylon and her experience as an intern. 
ACCG is proud to announce Sourcewell as its newest partner. Sourcewell is a cooperative purchasing program that will save Georgia counties time and money by leveraging existing contracts for needed products and services. 
Now, more than ever, counties are celebrated for their tireless work on behalf of their communities. Help ACCG highlight those efforts by sending in your photos for Georgia's Local Lens, the newsletter that provides a weekly snapshot of Georgia's counties. Visit the ACCG website for more information.
Does your county have a story to tell? The Georgia County Spotlight will allow counties to share with ACCG, and other counties throughout the state, what great things are taking place in their communities. Visit the County Spotlight page to get started. Once on the page, share your news by clicking the "Submit Your News Here" button in the top right corner.
Mauldin & Jenkins
East West Bank
State News
A webinar series, funded by GEFA, will share tips, tools, and resources to utilities as they strive to navigate the new normal created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The one consistent piece of advice from experts has been to wash hands often and thoroughly. Water utilities are struggling to keep their vital service in place while facing the financial challenges that have arisen. Nov 9th: Operating Efficiency Opportunities, Nov 16th: Alternatives to Shut Offs and Nov 3rd: Keeping Communication Flowing.
The Immigration Report Collection System managed by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) will open on November 1st for the reporting period of Dec. 1, 2019 through Nov. 30, 2020. The due date to complete the report is Dec. 31, 2020. Please start preparing early to ensure that you have all the information needed to file the report by the deadline.
Georgia Transmission Corporation
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. If your community has a need whether it be infrastructure, broadband, or business development be sure to give USDA a call.