The federal CARES Act was passed in March of this year in response to the COVID-19 virus. Within six weeks, Fulton County had come up with a plan for spending its share of CARES funding to help cover a variety of issues, from economic assistance to healthcare response. But problems quickly sprang up.

First, some background.

Fulton was one of a handful of counties that received funding directly from the Treasury Office due to population size. Georgia also received funding via the legislation that would be distributed across the state. Late in June, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that cities in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett should seek CARES Act funding from their respective counties.

Now, though, cities in Fulton are in a tight spot with regard to reimbursement, CARES Act funding and whether they will receive their fair share. 

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