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Georgia expected to get $65M in disaster recovery for 2017

Last week, it was announced that Georgia would receive about $65 million in federal funding in areas that were impacted by disasters in 2017.

This money is to be issued from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program.

Governor Nathan Deal stated that nearly $65 million would be designated for clean up efforts after last year’s storms, tornadoes, and damages related to Hurricane Irma.

It is not known how much each county will receive according to officials. Allocations are still contingent upon further assessments that need to be performed.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) says some decisions about allocation of dollars will be made this summer.

The money is expected to go to areas that were impacted the most by the disasters.

Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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