March 2021, Vol.15 , No.3
The deadline to submit nominations is this Friday, March 12. Help ACCG shine light on the amazing leaders in your community by nominating them for an ACCG Leadership Award. Don't miss out on the opportunity to bring recognition to your county!
Recently, the ACCG Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF) delivered checks totaling $4 million to eligible fund members as a result of the discontinuance of a mandatory state program designed to encourage employers to rehire injured and disabled workers. 
The ACCG LIfelong Learning Academy (LLA) has four specialty courses open for registration on March 18 and 19. Seats are quickly filling up! Be sure to contact your county clerk to get registered today.
Twenty-five internships were selected to receive grant funding from the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation for the summer of 2021. These grants will provide internship opportunities in GIS, law, public administration, and other county departments in 17 counties throughout the state.  
Did you know that you can keep track of your ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) training record through the ACCG Dashboard? Regularly monitor your progress to ensure you're on track to receive your CORE and/or Specialty Certifications.
This month, we're shining light on Ryla Traylor, a dually enrolled honors student at Lamar County High School and Gordon State College. Learn more about her experience as an intern with the Lamar County Recreation Department.
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.
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.
Mauldin & Jenkins
Crews & Associates
State News
The Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative invites you to attend its Technical Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, March 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. County officials are encouraged to attend this informational webinar on project development for upcoming funding opportunities. Stay tuned for registration.
EMS organizations planning on applying for a Rural EMS Training Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment must submit applications by March 18.
The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) is offering a treasury and investment management course from March 17–19 at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. If you're interested in learning how to execute better strategies in cash management and maximize returns, this course is perfect for you.
Due to Gov. Kemp's Public Health State of Emergency extension, a 90-day extension has been placed on both FY20 Audit Report and the Report of Local Government Finances (RLGF) submissions for all county governments with a fiscal year end date of December 31. The new deadline to complete both reports is September 30.
Georgia Transmission Corporation
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
USDA Rural Development is ready to serve your rural community with financing opportunities in Housing, Business, Community Facilities, and Utilities. Call us to get started on your project, (706) 546-2162.
A new historic preservation grant program, Backing Historic Small Restaurants – presented by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation – is now accepting nominations. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 9. Click to learn more about this new grant program.
The Census Bureau has issued a press release regarding the redistricting delay. Although redistricting data is currently unavailable, counties now have access to Georgia geographic support tools for redistricting. Read more for the latest update on the 2020 Census.