Finance Director: Alabama to Use Nearly all of Virus Relief

CoronavirusinalabamaMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The state finance director, Kelly Butler says Alabama will spend nearly all of its $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds by the end-of-year deadline.

State records show that about $818 million of the state’s $1.8 million allocation is so far unspent ahead of a Dec. 30 deadline to use the money or send it back to Washington.

Butler told reporters Wednesday that the state is working through a backlog of reimbursement requests from local governments. Butler said that should take the remaining relief dollars down to $10 million by the Dec. 30 deadline.

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