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Riceboro to get $11 million learning
Riceboro City hall
Ricefest is held in a field next to Riceboro City Hall on Highway 17. - photo by File photo

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc., announced late Tuesday it has received an $11 million grant to build a “state of the art early childhood educational facility” in Riceboro. 

The facility will sit on a 3.3. acre site in Riceboro, according to a press release which is available in its entirety online.

The release said the 40,919 square-foot-center will be constructed of “hurricane resilient material able to withstand winds speeds of 160 mph and will serve as a safe site for the community in times of natural disasters.” 

It will include 16 head start and early head start classrooms to serve more than 250 children from birth to age 5.

There also will be a kitchen, dual purpose cafeteria and training room, laundry room, large early childhood playground, as well as a clinic, mental wellness and therapy suite, technology training lab, community conference room, and office space for support and administrativ staff, according the press release.

The grant is from Administration for Children and Families and Office of Head Start.

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