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Albany, Dougherty County to receive stimulus money

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - At least six million dollars in stimulus money has been confirmed for Albany, including one and a half million dollars for transit, and almost two million dollars for the Housing Authority.

Also, the police department is applying for a grant that will pay the salaries and benefits of a group of new officers for up to three years.

The Department of Community Development has also been approved to receive about $3 million.

While that money is on the way, community leaders are still looking for much more.

The city of Albany is also considering applying for money for energy efficiency and conservation, a program for clean and safe drinking water and other grants for improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

If an agency that's been approved for the funding doesn't use it within the time allotted, it will be taken back and redistributed to another group.

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