$1 million grant will help with drainage problems in Beaufort's Mossy Oaks neighborhood

(City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department)

The City of Beaufort is receiving $1,011.280 in two separate grant awards.

One grant is a $1 million community development block grant, earmarked specifically to be used in the Mossy Oaks Drainage improvement project.

The city says there are 1250 households that will be impacted when the project is finished and more than 60 percent of them are low to moderate income households.

City officials say this grant is the largest possible CDBG grant awarded in Georgia.

The city also got a second grant is for $11,280. It came from the Fire House Subs Public Safety Foundation and will be used to buy 16 defibrillators that will go in police cars so officers can help someone having a heart attack.

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