Georgia’s $96 million to fight Covid-19

White House announces CDC grant for state's underserved populations
Vaccination Centre Opened At Nhs Nightingale Hospital North East
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A member of the medical staff draws up the AstraZeneca/Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine at the NHS Nightingale North East hospital on January 26, 2021 in Sunderland, England. The 460-bed hospital was created in the spring, as England's health system grappled with the first wave of covid-19 infections. It was placed on standby but never admitted patients. Based at the Washington International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) development the building was to be used as part of the region's advanced manufacturing sector until it was repurposed for use as a temporary hospital. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

ALBANY, GA- The state of Georgia will soon be getting new federal funding to fight the ongoing battle against the Covid-19 virus.

Tuesday, the White House announced a 95,937,472 grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, earmarked specifically for vaccination efforts for underserved populations.

The award grant is part of the American Rescue Plan and comes with the following stipulations for recipient states; that 75% of the total funding goes to initiatives that increase vaccine acceptance among ethnic minority communities and that 60% must go to support localhealth departments, community based organizations and health centers.