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Claxton using money from American Rescue Plan for infrastructure

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 3:56 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:53 PM EDT
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CLAXTON, Ga. (WTOC) - The state of Georgia received more than $17 billion in federal aid from the American Rescue Plan this year.

Cities like Claxton just received the funding last week and they’re looking at how to spend it based on what they need most.

The City of Claxton received more than $400,000 from the American Rescue Plan. The mayor says they plan to use most of this funding for infrastructure.

“We’ve had work done on sewer, but all the lines are to the point where they need some additional work done on them. We have some that needs to be replaced so primarily what we’ll be using the American Rescue Plan for is water and sewer,” said Mayor Terry Branch.

Branch says the funds don’t have to be spent until 2024 and the additional money will help get the ball rolling on these critical infrastructure projects.

Branch says they also hope to use some of the funds to recoup some revenue the City lost during COVID-19.

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