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Opelika, Russell Co. receive $500,000 grants

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 7:18 PM EDT
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OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - The city of Opelika and Russell County are among the recipients to benefit from the COVID-19 Community Development Block Grant program.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey awarded them $500,000 each.

Opelika will use funds to rehabilitate a senior citizen center and purchase equipment to improve social distancing in public buildings.

Russell County will purchase a mobile health clinic. Plus, the money will be used to assist qualified residents with rent payments, utility bills and food.

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