Sens. Warnock, Ossoff Secure Funding to Support Rural Georgia Businesses

Washington, D.C. –– U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff secured $35 million in funding to support rural businesses across Georgia.

The funding, coming in the form of grants and loans through the United States Department of Agriculture, will help expand resources in rural communities through job training, business expansion, and technical assistance.

“Senator Warnock and I will continue supporting Georgia’s rural businesses to recover from the pandemic,” Sen. Ossoff said

“The power of Georgia is in our rural communities. That’s why I’m pleased to see millions of federal dollars coming to rural businesses in every corner of the state to not only help businesses recover from the pandemic, but grow and thrive in our changing economy,” said Sen. Rev. Warnock. “As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I’ll continue to listen to Georgia farmers and small business owners to ensure rural businesses have the federal support they need to stay competitive, including financial support, transportation infrastructure, and broadband connection.”

Click here for a full breakdown of the funding:

Business & Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantees

RecipientLocationLoan AmountGrant Amount
Linked Hospitality Management Group, LLCKingsland, GA$1,400,000         
Foodie J., Inc.Kingsland, GA$5,000,000 
Bhugesh Investments, LLCMadison, GA$23,725,000 
TOTAL: $30,125,000

Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG)

RecipientLocationLoan AmountGrant Amount
Georgia Cooperative Development CenterCarrollton, GA $70,000
TOTAL: $70,000

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)

RecipientLocationLoan AmountGrant Amount
Small Assistance CorporationSavannah, GA$500,000 
Operation Hope, Inc.Atlanta, GA $100,000
TOTAL: $600,000

Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG)

RecipientLocationLoan AmountGrant Amount
Goodson Pecans, LLCLeesburg, GA $250,000
Georgia Organic Peanut Association, Inc.Atlanta, GA $250,000
Southern Pasture Power, LLCBluffton, GA $250,000
My Wife’s Jerky Co., LLCBarnesville, GA $250,000
920 Cattle & Company, LLCStatesboro, GA $250,000
Longleaf Ridge Farms, LLCCamilla, GA $250,000
Warrior Creek Premium Meats, LLCPoulan, GA $250,000
American Turmeric Company, Inc.Bainbridge, GA $250,000
New Communities at Cypess PondSylvester, GA $250,000
Pride Road, LLCLithonia, GA $250,000
JRE Services, LLC dba Rocking Chair RanchForsyth, GA $250,000
Jimmy D. FranksWaynesboro, GA $250,000
Living Water Winery & Vineyard, Inc.Blairsville, GA $138,670
Choate Family Farms, LLCGreensboro, GA $250,000
Cloudland Vineyards & Winery, LLCBuford, GA $250,000
Great American Cobbler CompanyHomerville, GA $250,000
Rolling Branch Farms, LLCNaylor, GA $250,000
Hobo Cheese Company, LLCAtlanta, GA $162,000
TOTAL: $4,300,670

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