Funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) continues to roll out – $1.9 trillion is a lot of money. The state-directed portion of the funds totaled up to $195.3 billion split out between the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Final rules on the spending were issued by the U.S. Treasury in January this year, after the ARPA’s passage in March of 2021. Once the spending rules were in place, states could issue guidelines for applications for funding, then wait some time for applications to come in, process the applications, and now, a year and a half after passage, announce where the money is going.

This week, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the next round of funding for housing initiatives across the state that are fighting homelessness and housing insecurity, particularly that exacerbated by the economic consequences of Covid-19. Nearly $31 million will be dedicated to the 8 projects included in this round of announcements.    

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