New Grant Director Appointed to Administer Georgia Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Albany Technical College and Southern Regional Technical College have appointed a new CDBG-DR Project Director. Michelle Williams will assume the position on August 2, 2021.
Three years after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Albany Technical College and Southern Regional Technical College continue to support Southwest Georgia’s recovery effort through workforce development, career training, and education. Thanks to the Georgia Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, the colleges can do even more for students. The plan is to implement workforce and economic development initiatives such as on-the-job training, customized training, and job readiness courses, as well as additional funding for dual enrollment and adult education students. The grant may provide direct aid to individuals who qualify for assistance. By providing more residents of impacted communities with essential skills training and education, the grant will support students and sustain the long-term economic recovery of the area.
Mrs. Williams commented, “I am humbled to serve as the Project Director for the Community Development Block Grant. I personally experienced as well as witnessed the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in 2018. While my family and I have been able to recover, there are many who are still in the recovery stages. It brings me joy to work closely with ATC and SRTC in supporting current students, prospective students, and the workforce during this restoration process.”