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District 7 Financial Allocations

Annually, DeKalb County Commissioners receive discretionary funds to invest in meanngful projects and initiatives. As of November 30th 2021, I have allocated $2,968,586.17 of $4,143,571.42 in avaiable discretionary funds.

As a Commissioner, I have sought transformative and noteworthy programs and projects to meet the critical needs of DeKalb County residents, including funding South DeKalb’s first Park Naturalist, reviving the DeKalb County Regional Land Bank, and investing in and creating the E.M.B.A.R.C. Youth Farm. I have provided funding to help meet the rent, utility and food insecurities created by the Coronavirus and funded a comprehensive study to facilitate the construction of the long overdue DeKalb Convention Center, while supporting veterans, seniors and youth initiatives. A complete outline of my efforts can be found below.

2019 Allocations

Community Development – Small Business Loan Program $150,000.00

Misdemeanor Courts $100,000.00

DeKalb County Land Bank $200,000.00

District 7 Park Naturalist $42,000.00

Flat Rock Archives $10,000.00

DeKalb County Board of Health $10,000.00

Operation HOPE/ HOPE Inside $15,000.00

District 7 Youth Offenders Program & Documentary $50,000.00

County Line Park Land Purchase $22,500.00

Lou Walker Senior Center $10,000.00

E.M.B.A.R.C. Youth Farm $75,500.00

TOTAL $685,000.00

2020 Discretionary Allocations

E.M.B.A.R.C. Youth Farm $23,000.00

Phase II Porter Sanford Amphitheatre $100,000.00

Discover DeKalb Convention Center Feasibility Study $100,000.00

Discover DeKalb Soccer Complex Study $12,000.00

City of Tucker $50,000.00

TOTAL $285,000.00

2021 Discretionary Allocations

Operation HOPE/ HOPE Inside Stonecrest $15,000.00

Atlanta Community Food Bank – Soldiers’ Angels $15,000.00

Community Achievement Center $25,000.00

Tate + Hansen – Ethiopian Community Center Masterplan $35,000.00

City of Tucker Traffic Light $50,000.00

United Way $40,000.00

City of Tucker Probst Memorial Pavilion $10,000.00

Arabia Mountain Alliance $50,000.00

Hairston Park Masterplan $35,000.00

100 Black Men of DeKalb $15,000.00

The Pink Frog $10,000.00

TOTAL $300,000.00

2020 CARES Act Funding Amount

Operation HOPE – Small Business Training, Food, Rent & Utility Assistance $200,000.00

International Rescue Committee (IRC) $240,000.00

Atlanta Community Food Bank $10,000.00

Art Station Small Business Grants $50,000.00

Clarkston Community Health Vaccine & Healthcare Support $250,000.00

Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (FODAC) $40,000.00

The Stewart Foundation – Food, Rent & Utility Assistance $130,000.00

Africa’s Children Fund, Inc. – Food, Rent & Utility Assistance $30,000.00

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. $80,000.00

Greenforest McCalep Christian Academic Center $30,000.00

District 7 COVID-19 Awareness Campaign $100,000.00

DeKalb County School System $198,571.42

Tabitha’s House $10,000.00

Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) District 7 $5,000.00

TOTAL $1,373,571.42

2021 American Rescue Plan Allocations

DeKalb County Juvenile Court $25,000.00

District 7 COVID-19 Awareness Marketing Campaign $93,710.00

District 7 COVID-19 Digital Technology Development $46,304.75

Human Services – Lou Walker Senior Center Garden Project $20,000.00

MARR Addiction Treatment Center $125,000.00

Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church Thanksgiving Food Distribution $10,000.00

District 7 Thanksgiving Food Card Distribution $5,000.00

TOTAL $325,014.75