Mayor Bottoms announces fund with Georgia’s Own Credit Union to provide grants during COVID-19 crisis

The City of Atlanta will make up to $1.5 million in donations to the Georgia’s Own Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Those funds will then be distributed as tax-free grants by the foundation to eligible hourly contract workers.

The program will provide recipients with a one-time payment of $2,000 to cover living expenses, augmenting programs such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The recipients of these grants are typically hourly employees with an annual income between $20,000 and $40,000 who are employed through a City contract. READ IN FULL