The State of Georgia will help Robins Air Force Base solve the encroachment issue.
That's the problem of homes being located in the crash and noise zone just north of the Robins runway.
Spokeswoman for Governor Nathan Deal Stephanie Mayfield says the state didn't commit to an exact figure or put a line item in this year's budget. However, she said the state will kick-in some money, when the local governments ask for it.
Mayfield said the state agreed to help out, after seeing local initiatives to purchase the 250 properties.
Bibb County voters agreed to put $6 million toward encroachment in a November SPLOST.
Houston County is asking voters to commit $7 million, as part of a penny sales tax vote on the March ballot.
Houston County Commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker says he's "elated" by the state's contribution, and believes if all the pieces come together, this will put an end to the encroachment problem.
Stalnaker said of the 250 properties, 29 have been purchased, 10 are under contract and 211 are still on the list to be bought. He said the two other Air Logistic Centers in the country have already resolved their encroachment problems.
Encroachment is considered a knock against the base's ability to attract future missions, particularly if the Air Force goes through another round of BRAC, or Base Realignment and Closure.
Stalnaker said, "By the state being a partner, I believe we can put encroachment behind us."