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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Puget Sound Business Journal (Washington) - Washington state energy projects get $16.5M in stimulus funds

Thirteen energy related projects in Washington state will share $16.5 million in federal stimulus funds, the governor's office said Tuesday.

“This recovery funding is a double win for Washington state. It supports and creates more than 2,000 living wage jobs -- and at the same time continues Washington's leadership in the clean, renewable energy sector,” Gov. Chris Gregoire said in a statement. [3/30/10]

WOFL FOX-35 (Florida) - Summer employment for young adults

WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA (WCF) will offer its Summer Job Connection program again in 2010, an employment program that will provide valuable summer work experience in local jobs for 750 young adults ages 16-21, which in turn, will make an immediate financial impact on the local economy.

The 2009 Summer Job Connection, funded by stimulus funds of more than $4.1 million, provided a valuable work experience for 1,200 young adults and provided nearly 293,000 hours of services for 225 local employers. [3/30/10]

Springfield Business Journal Online (Missouri) - Southwest Missouri gets $1 million in energy efficiency grants

Eleven communities in southwest Missouri received nearly $1.1 million in Energize Missouri Communities grants from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The grant program, funded by the 2009 stimulus act, offered $11.3 million to 58 communities statewide for projects that reduce energy usage and fossil fuel emissions, according to a DNR news release.

The state estimates that the projects will save 47.7 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11,657 tons, as well as create 105 jobs. [3/30/10]

WCNC NBC-36 (North Carolina) - Stimulus dollars help put people to work

The Department of Social Services held two job fairs during the month of March that will provide 500 temporary jobs to low-income families.

For Goodwill, this is what their mission is all about -- helping folks in the community find jobs.

'The stimulus program really helps us accomplish that mission as well as meet the initial objective of stimulating the economy,' said Michael Elder, president and CEO of Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont. [3/30/10]

St. Louis Business Journal (Missouri) - St. Louis County businesses can tap into $60M in stimulus bonds for expansions

St. Louis County said Tuesday it received $60 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds as part of the federal American Recovery & Reinvestment Act to help businesses expand and add jobs.

This type of support encourages capital investment in our recovery zone areas and is exactly what we need to help reposition our economy and create jobs,” St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said in a statement. [3/30/10]

The Leaf Chronicle (Tennessee) - Schools to get $4.9M for STEM program

The local school system is in line to receive $4.9 million of the approximately $500 million in Race to the Top money that was awarded to Tennessee on Monday.

…the money will be used primarily to implement a STEM program in K-12. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

'This would not have happened had the stimulus money not come our way,' he [Clarksville-Montgomery County Director of Schools Mike Harris] said. [3/31/10]