Carrollton Receives Health and Wellbeing Grant

The City of Carrollton has been selected to receive a $10,000 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Employee Health Promotion and Wellbeing Incentive Grant to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health of city employees and their families.

Awards are made to members of the GMA Georgia Municipal Employee Benefit System (GMEBS) Life and Health Insurance Fund, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a city’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community health promotion groups and organizations.

“This grant will help us provide new programs to our staff and their families,” said Carrollton Human Resource Director Faith Pullen. “We’d like to thank GMA for recognizing and supporting our efforts to promote employee health and manage health care costs.”

As part of the grant process, the city designated a health promotion champion to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend Local Government Risk Management Services’ (LGRMS) High Impact Health Promotion Champion training session.

Workplace wellbeing programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. GMA offers wellbeing services to all member cities through LGRMS, a not- for-profit agency operated jointly with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

All cities, authorities and regional commissions participating in the GMA GMEBS are eligible to apply for the Health and Wellbeing Incentive Grants on an annual basis.

Police and Fire Awarded Grant

The City of Carrollton’s public safety departments were awarded $38,464 by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

“This grant enhances our ability to protect the citizens while reducing the risk of virus spread to our citizens and public safety personnel,” said Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden.

The city’s police and fire departments are using the grant money to purchase personal protective equipment.

“We are very thankful for this grant from the Department of Justice and the partnership we have with the Carrollton Fire Department,” said Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards.

Emergency Supplemental Funding Program dollars can be used to pay for equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), supplies like protective coveralls, gloves, masks, gowns and sanitizer and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails and detention centers.