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The Decatur City Commission has established a Non-Profit Grant Program using federal CARES Act funds to provide assistance to local non-profit organizations for needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $300,000 of funding is available. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

Individual grant awards will be available in amounts between $5,000 and $25,000. Non-profits must be tax-exempt organizations pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Non-profit organizations with a maximum number of up to 30 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) would be eligible. A City staff selection committee will evaluate applications and recommend grants for approval to the City Commission. A blind lottery process to select grantees will be used if applications for assistance are oversubscribed.

Key Dates

November 16: Applications due by 5:00 pm

December 7: Grants approved by City Commission

December 16: Grant agreements and related documentation executed​

December 18: Grant funds disbursed

Information about the program and applications are available at decaturga.com/ems/page/covid-19-updates.

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We’re in this together, masking up makes a difference.

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The Decatur City Commission will have a Special Called Meeting on Monday, Sept. 28. Did you know you can get the latest #DecaturGA news and updates like this directly to your mobile phone? Just text CODAlerts to 313131 to join the list! #HappeningInDecaturGA

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During last night’s meeting, Decatur City Commission approved an amended meeting schedule moving the second September meeting back to its regular third Monday, Sept. 21 as it no longer conflicts with the City Schools of Decatur Fall Break (which has been canceled). Meetings are currently conducted online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings are also streamed live on the website. Visit decaturga.com/citycommission for meeting details and to register for alerts.

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Labor Day weekend is here but you don’t have to miss out if you #MaskUpDecatur! Let’s do our part to get #GetGeorgiaWell.

Photo Credit: Get Georgia Well

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When you’re in public, wear a mask that covers your nose AND mouth to help protect others and slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn how to wear your mask correctly. https://bit.ly/2XdSp61.

Info via the Centers of Disease Control

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Earlier this month, the Decatur City Commission approved an artistic painting of ‘Black Lives Matter’ on North McDonough Street. Three Black artists have committed to developing designs, one artist per word, and to oversee the painting by community members. The artists are: George F. Baker III, Petie Parker, and Sharanda Wilburn.

The painting is scheduled to occur Saturday, August 22 on North McDonough between Trinity Place and Howard Avenue. We’re inviting the community to sign up for volunteer shifts to paint each letter here.

The number of volunteers per shift will be limited and there will be strict safety protocols in place including requirements for physical distancing of non-household members, mask use and disinfecting of supplies.

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While times are still uncertain, Mayor Patti Garrett provides community updates on current City services and how we can work together to effectively flatten our curve.

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The City of Decatur is the seat of DeKalb County, where infection and deaths from COVID-19 continue to increase. In an effort to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, we hope to achieve the comprehensive use of masks and facial coverings through voluntary compliance. The Decatur City Commission encourages you to #MaskUpDecatur.

Except for limited exceptions, all persons entering a business, a store or a non-profit that provides goods or services must wear a mask or facial covering while inside the establishment. All such establishments must require their employees to wear a mask or facial covering at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public.

Consistent with other cities’ approach, the Decatur ordinance does not require the wearing of masks or facial coverings in all outdoor public places. However, all are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in outdoor environments throughout the City where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained (i.e., at least six feet away from others not in the same household). #StaySafeDecatur

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The Decatur City Commission has unanimously approved a local ordinance requiring individuals to wear masks and protective coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ordinance O-20-09 was adopted during a special called meeting on Friday morning, July 10, 2020. The ordinance is effective starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, and will remain in place until midnight on August 17, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, or amended by the City Commission.

The purpose of the ordinance is to help prevent infection by reducing the community spread of COVID-19, a highly contagious and dangerous disease.

The City hopes to achieve the comprehensive use of masks and facial coverings through voluntary compliance. Complimentary masks will be provided to individuals who need them, along with an explanation of the critical need for masks to be worn during the pandemic. Verbal and written warnings will be given as necessary. However, there are civil penalties provided for in the ordinance, starting at limits of $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense and $100 for the third and successive offenses.

Visit decaturga.com/covid19 to view the ordinance in its entirety. #StaySafeDecatur

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