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Georgia Governor Allocates COVID Relief Funds to Help Courts

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Governor Brian Kemp says he plans to use up to $110 million to help the state’s courts recover from a slowdown that was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The money for grants to courts and related agencies will come from the $4.8 billion in funds the state received under the American Rescue Plan Act to address negative economic impacts caused by the pandemic. A news release from the Supreme Court of Georgia says the newly allocated funds will allow eligible courts and related agencies to hire staff and secure temporary workspace and courtroom facilities to address the case backlog.

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