Geneva will get a half-million dollars, while Geneva County and the cities of Slocomb and Hartford will each receive $400,000.
Hartford city officials say the money will go a long way in helping low to moderate income residents in several targeted neighborhoods.
Resident Larry Sullen says continual flood problems have caused permanent damage to his mobile home off Sixth Street.
The grant will be used to fund renovation to dilapidated housing in low-income neighborhoods.
The funds are coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, but is being administered through the state.
Geneva County will use the funds to pave two-and-a-half miles of dirt roads in several sections of the community.
Gov. Riley says the federal grant is a wonderful way to help communities to do things they normally wouldn't have the resources for.