CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that it is now accepting applications for GATEway Grants from local government entities in Northwest Georgia. The deadline for the new applications is February 28, 2014.  

The Georgia DOT Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council will review the applications. Local government entities that are awarded a grant will be reimbursed for their costs for plant material and its installation for their enhancement projects at significant entrances on GDOT rights of way – up to $ 50,000.00.  Funds are limited.  However, if a local government entity is not awarded a grant in the first round, its application might still be eligible for a second round of awards later in the year. 

GATEway Grants are funded through the Georgia DOT GATEway Program by revenues from permits for Vegetation Management at Outdoor Advertising Signs.  The Program’s mission is to provide funding for roadside enhancement and assist communities in their efforts to beautify roadsides along Georgia’s state routes.

Interested parties can find out more about GATEway Grants and print out applications at the GDOT GATEway Grant web site - .