Commerce is among the Georgia communities to be awarded community development block grants for 2014 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
The city received notice Tuesday that its application for a $500,000 grant to help build a new clubhouse for the Commerce Boys and Girls Club campus had been approved. The new Jefferson Boys and Girls Club facility was also funded in part through a CDBG award.
City manager Pete Pyrzenski said the club has closed on the purchase of a larger tract of land near its present site and has an option on the remaining piece. The purchase will give the club frontage on Homer Road.