The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority received $13.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment money to distribute among small- to medium-sized communities on a competitive basis. Out of 84 applications, GEFA funded 57 projects benefiting 64 communities, Chattooga County was not one of the communities to receive the money.

Six communities in Northwest Georgia received federal stimulus dollars that were awarded by Governor Sonny Perdue.  Floyd County received $300,000 to make their courthouse energy efficient and the City of LaFayette received $300,000 to do work at the city’s waste water treatment plant.