Rep. Gilliard to Host Economic Empowerment Workshops

State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) will host a series of economic empowerment workshops on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Savannah. The schedule for the workshops is as follows: * 10 a.m., Southwest Chatham Library: Georgia Dream Program; * 4 – 6 p.m., Con Ed Building: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) certification.

The Georgia Dream Program, a homeownership program through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), provides $15,000 in down payment assistance to approved applicants. To qualify, applicants must have a Beacon score of at least 640, and DCA will work with individuals who do not qualify to reach this required score. GDOT provides Supportive Services to DBEs conducting business with, or seeking to conduct business with, GADOT. Supportive Services offers services designed to contribute to the growth and business sufficiency of DBEs so that they may achieve proficiency in competing for contracts and subcontracts.

For more information, please contact Rep. Gilliard’s local office at 912- 436-5325 or his Capitol office at 404-656-7859.

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