Fri., November 13, 2009 12:51pm (EST)

Stimulus Funds Worth 1,700 UGA Jobs
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATHENS  —  
UGA officials say they used federal stimulus money to pay the equivalent of more than 1,700 employees in August. (photo courtesy Josh Hallett)
UGA officials say they used federal stimulus money to pay the equivalent of more than 1,700 employees in August. (photo courtesy Josh Hallett)
University of Georgia officials say they used federal stimulus money to pay the equivalent of more than 1,700 employees in August.

UGA got about $19 million from the nearly $1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds that went to the University

System of Georgia this year.

School officials said Thursday that an equivalent of 1,723.9 full-time employees were paid with the funds in August.

The university submitted the figures to the state to be included in a nationwide federal database.


Contributors: Rickey Bevington