February 2023, Vol.17, No.2
Registration for the 2022 ACCG Legislative Breakfast will open soon. Join the ACCG Governmental Affairs team, state leaders, and your county peers at the Legislative Breakfast to get the latest policy updates and learn more about trending state issues. County officials are strongly encouraged to schedule time with their legislative delegation while at the Capitol.
Get ready to ignite your passion at the 2023 ACCG Annual Conference! Make plans to join us in Savannah/Chatham County on April 27-30, as we embark on a journey to invigorate and fuel your passion as public servants. More details are forthcoming. 
The nomination window for the 2023 ACCG Awards & Recognition Program is now open. The ACCG Awards & Recognition Program serves as a way to recognize the individuals who provide outstanding contributions to their local community. Applications are due by Friday, March 3.
ACCG and Georgia Trend would like to recognize counties that have taken innovative and cost-effective approaches to solving local issues. If your county has gone above and beyond to make positive impacts, consider submitting an application for a 2023 Georgia County Excellence Award. The application deadline is Friday, February 17.
This month's spotlight is shining on Joshua White, a senior at the University of Georgia, and his experience as an intern with Camden County. Learn more about Joshua and how this opportunity provided insight on career opportunities in local government.
Meet ACCG's newest interns, Jenyla Brown and Daniel Mois! Brown and Mois will assist the policy and research staff with special projects, bill analysis, surveys, research, and more during the 2023 legislative session. 
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
Union County Government
State News
The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation is thrilled to announce a second application period for the BRACE Community Improvment Grant. Applications for the grant are due March 9, 2023 at 5 p.m. 
The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) wants to recognize inviduals and organizations that are dedicated to preserving and sharing Georgia's history and making historical records more accessible through its Outstanding Archives Awards Program. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2023.
Bo Phillips Company
Federal News
The USDOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the availability of nearly $1.7 billion to support state and local efforts to modernize aging transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses, renovate and construct bus facilities, and support workforce development. Applications must be submitted by April 13, 2023.
USDA Rural Development is the lead federal agency assisting rural communities. Connect with USDA Rural Development to ensure your county is taking advantage of the opportunities available to rural communities.
 The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2023. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2023