Sen. Jon Ossoff meets with Dougherty County leaders

(ALBANY, GA) – Albany and Dougherty County leaders met with U.S. Senator, Jon Ossoff Tuesday morning to discuss the ramifications the American Rescue Plan will have on our area.

For small businesses, it’s a big help in staving off potential closures with the extension of the paycheck protection program

“We just passed a bill last week to extend that deadline through may. So Albany small businesses need to know that they can apply for that emergency relief,” said Ossoff following the meeting.

For community leaders, following Dougherty County’s status as one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates per capita in the world, the American Rescue Plan provides sorely needed funding for the area.

Ossoff says, “…22 million dollars for the city government. 17 million dollars for Dougherty County government. More than 4 billion dollars for Georgia’s public schools to safely re-open.”

As well as provide some much needed relief for many in the Good Life City.

“This legislation provides thousands of dollars to middle class and working class families here in Albany. It will deliver for the City of Albany,” says Ossoff.

More than anything though, Senator Ossoff and community leaders say they’re making sure that every Georgian can return to their financial security, pre-pandemic.

He says, “This legislation is about making sure that the people of Albany, the people of Dougherty County, the people of Southwest Georgia and the entire state have the economic support to get through this time.”

Senator Ossoff will be back in Albany tomorrow to talk about the continued efforts in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine.