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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Courier-Journal (Kentucky) - Youth agency gets U.S. aid
YouthBuild Louisville will receive $699,000 in federal economic-stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help provide vocational instruction to unemployed and undereducated Louisville youth, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District, has announced.

“The funds will go a long way toward providing a valuable education and training to Louisville youths who may not have otherwise had opportunities in this economy,” Yarmuth said. [Read More]

The Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan) - Center gets $1 million for new building
The Center for Family Health in Jackson will receive more than $1 million in federal stimulus money to help build a new administrative building.

The grant was announced by U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, who represents Jackson County.
The center applied for the funds this month and received the entire amount it requested…

This is the second time this year Jackson's Center for Family Health has received stimulus money. It also is receiving $363,868 to increase staff and expand health-care services. [Read More]

The Chesterton Tribune (Indiana) - $1.4 million in stimulus funding to restore Dunes Creek habitat
A portion of $167 million approved under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriated for marine and coastal habitat restoration has been earmarked for the Dunes Creek Watershed at Indiana Dunes State Park (IDSP).

“This project not only creates badly needed jobs today but, by improving our natural environment, makes Northwest Indiana a nicer place to live tomorrow,” U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, said in a statement released on Tuesday. [Read More]

Florida Today - Officials help Brevard businesses tap into stimulus funds
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has made billions of dollars in stimulus money available for Brevard County and the state of Florida, and on Monday operators of local businesses began learning how to tap into it.

The four-hour session at Florida Tech's Gleason Auditorium, sponsored by the Brevard Workforce Development Board and LEAD Brevard, opened with comments from U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, whose district includes northern Brevard.

She explained the importance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and how people should take advantage of the programs it offers while federal lawmakers work are reforms to the nation's financial system.

'Our country is facing major challenges,' Kosmas said. [Read More]

The Daily Tribune (Michigan) - Training turns into paid jobs
Oakland County received almost $5 million of federal stimulus funding to support youth work programs, mostly for 14- to 24-year-olds, according to John Almstadt, director of Oakland County Michigan Works.

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Southfield, visited Beaumont on Tuesday to meet some of the teens working with health care professional in 12 departments. Levin called the youth training programs that are part of the Workforce Investment Act one of the most important aspects of the economic recovery plan passed in Washington, D.C.

'You are the wave of the future,' he told the students. 'Whether you know it or not, you are the reinvestment.' [Read More]

The Morning Journal (Ohio) - Sutton addresses program concerns
Health care and energy legislation were top concerns expressed by U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D-13) during an exclusive interview at The Morning Journal yesterday.

Sutton was also proud of her work to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama in February.

With Sutton's support, the ARRA has funded Lorain County Health & Dentistry with $1.65 million for the clinic's service to low-income and uninsured patients. Sutton also worked to pass the Supplemental Appropriation Act of 2009, which will allow Lorain County Transit to use 10 percent of its $4 million federal stimulus money to cover operating expenses.

'If we had not passed the act, Ohio would have faced unbearable challenges,' she said. [Read More]

Long Beach Press Telegram (California) - Nearly $1 million going to Long Beach green jobs
The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, one of 11 regional programs receiving money, will get $935,797 of federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Long Beach-based Green Job Corps partners will match the federal funds with resources, resulting in almost $2 million in green job training and community service opportunities in the area, city officials said.

The Recovery Act funding will be matched with more than $10 million in regional resources to provide job training for 1,500 at-risk young adults, helping create a cleaner environment and spurring economic growth in California… [Read More]

CBS-2 (Illinois) - $2.6 Million Going To 3 Ill. Health Centers
Three health centers in Illinois will share $2.6 million in federal stimulus money.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announced Monday that the centers in Aurora, Elgin and Rock Falls would receive the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. [Read More]

Associated Press - Stimulus dollars released for schools
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is releasing $2.7 billion in stimulus dollars earlier than planned to help states confront increasingly tighter budgets.

Duncan said Wednesday he is distributing $2.7 billion to states that he had planned to distribute in October or November. [Read More]

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