Part II: Kemp’s Plan for the State Fiscal Recovery Fund

Key Points
  • Georgia is set to receive $17.4 billion in American Rescue Plan funds through 2024.
  • $4.8 billion of that goes towards the State Fiscal Recovery Fund that Gov. Brian Kemp has direct discretion over.
  • Georgia is unlike most states because the power over that fund is entirely the governor’s.
So far, Kemp set aside $100 million for first responders’ one-time bonuses and  $110 million to address the judicial backlog from COVID-19.  Additionally, Kemp set up three committees in June to review grant proposals from the public on water and sewer infrastructure, broadband infrastructure, and relief for businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic. How much ...