Metro Atlanta Officials Have $600M for Coronavirus Aid

Governing: Metro Atlanta government leaders have begun deciding how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid.

Last month, the metro area’s most populous jurisdictions — including the city of Atlanta and Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties — received allotments totalling more than $600 million from the federal relief package known as the CARES Act. The federal government provided general guidelines for how the money can be spent, but receiving jurisdictions are left to figure out the specifics of how it will most benefit their communities.

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