Grant & Loan Awards: Butts County


Butts County

Equity Fund: $200,000

Awarded: 01/30/2007

Applicant: Butts County

Equity funds to expand the Butts County Workforce Training Center, a satellite campus of Griffin Technical College, from 10,672 to 13,202 square-feet. The center will be located on a 22-acre tract of donated land at a value just under $900,000. The application estimates that as many as 1,150 individuals will be enrolled over a 2-year period. Griffin Tech will provide classes in Adult Literacy, Business Office Technology, Personal Services, Computer Information Systems, Health, Technical/Industrial programs including welding, automotive and small engine repair. Butts County received a $500,000 CDBG grant in 2005 to construct the workforce training center. Since then, local leaders and Griffin Tech have recognized the need to expand the center by 2,530 square-feet to accommodate diesel engine training to serve Yancey Brothers Company, a supplier to Caterpillar. Griffin Tech estimates that up to 100 technicians may require training over a 5-year period.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $3,674,630

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