Just a few days after Gov. Brian Kemp surprised lawmakers and political watchers by some rare line-item style vetoes of $236 million in the $32.4 billion state budget, the governor announced the next round of project funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and its Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program. The total funding from this round of projects was $225 million for 142 qualified projects. Most of the projects are some type of parks- or recreation-related project, with a maximum amount of $2.2 million but some as small as $8,000 for a new scoreboard in Greene County.

“With our partners on both the local and state levels, we’ve prioritized helping Georgia’s communities further recover from the pandemic with a bottom-up approach,” said Kemp. “Today, we’re investing these funds to see that those most heavily impacted have even more resources at their disposal, and I want to thank our partners for helping us make that possible.”  

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