State Rep Says Funding Based On Need, Not Politics
State rep says funding based on need, not politics
Congressman Sanford Bishop says politics does not determine federal funding (Source: WALB)
The region will qualify for funding if damage exceeds 13.8 million dollars (Source: WALB)
Sanford Bishop (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –
A Georgia congressman says whomever the president is in office will not impact whether the region receives federal funding for storm relief.
Long-time congressman Sanford Bishop says that communities receive FEMA help based on established rules and criteria, and that giving federal money to a community in need happens only if that community meets the criteria.
The non-partisan process is protected under the Stafford Act.
“The process …