Grant & Loan Awards: Charlton County


Charlton County

Equity Fund: $496,900

Awarded: 05/09/2003

Applicant: Folkston, City of

Equity funds to assist with the construction of Discovery Hall at the Okefenokee Education and Research Center. Discovery Hall will include a hands-on interactive display area, a 300 seat auditorium, classrooms and a laboratory to further enhance existing tourism and eco-system educational opportunities provided by the Okefenokee Swamp. The project anticipates the creation of 9 new jobs to support this unique nature based tourism initiative.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $2,636,900

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