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Budget shows Augusta is running out of COVID-19 relief funds

Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 8:24 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2020 at 4:30 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Augusta is running out of COVID-19 relief funds. And today, the city’s finance department urged caution moving forward when it comes to utilizing what is left.

The city of Augusta received $10.3 million in CARES Act money. City officials have already allocated roughly $7.3 million towards medical supplies, PPE, and hazard pay for specific employee groups.

This also comes after the commission promised $1.4 million to Paine College. College officials said that money would go to laptops, virtual learning tools, training, and resident hall improvements.

The current city budget shows there is $1.6 million left in CARES money to spend.

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