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1310 West Ridge Road

PO Box 1720

Gainesville, Georgia 30503

(770)538-2626  Fax (770)538-2625

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The GMRC’s Grant Administrator serves as consultant, liaison, problem-solver, and project administrator for units of local government on both state and federally funded projects.   The Grant Administrator administers various grant applications, focusing on community and economic development related projects.   Responsibilities includes, but not limited to, the following tasks:

¨ Monitors grant and project related activities as directed to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines, ensures all required documents are prepared for grant submission, ensuring quarterly reports are submitted on a timely basis.

¨ Participates in the selection process for project engineers/architects, coordinates with city/county managers, engineers, private professionals, and general contractors, oversees the selection of qualifies contractors through a sealed bid process, prepares pre-construction conference materials, and may conduct pre-construction conference with contractor and project engineer/architect.

¨ Oversees construction activities throughout the duration of the project, monitors contractors for compliance with applicable labor laws, monitors and records weekly payroll reports for wage rate and other compliance requirements.

¨ Serves as liaison for local governments with Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Economic Development Administration, OneGeorgia Authority, FEMA, Georgia Department of Transportation, USDA, and other state and federal agencies previously not mentioned.

¨ Receives and approves all grant related invoices for payment, prepares draw requests, and monitors drawdowns for local governments.

¨ Prepares and submits quarterly reports on a timely basis.

¨ Administers the distribution of grant/loan funds, establishes and maintains grant accounting and filing systems.

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The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) is pleased to be the recipient of a 2017 National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Innovation Award for its work with the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue project.  The GMRC assisted Gainesville - Hall 96 Roundtable, Inc. with the preparation of a $300,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant which was awarded to assist with improvements to the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue (LLOV).  On February 5th GMRC made an award presentation at the venue.  (Pictured from L to R:  Daniel Martin, Director of Economic Development – GMRC; Robyn Lynch, Executive Director of LLOV and Heather Feldman, Executive Director of GMRC.