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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

WKOW ABC-27 (Wisconsin) - Stimulus money = Wisconsin jobs

The federal stimulus package created or saved 44,000 jobs in Wisconsin over the past nine months.

That, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisors, in a report on spending from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The report says Wisconsin oversaw nearly $982 million in ARRA money since the program began.

According to that report, over the last three months, ARRA funding is responsible for saving or creating 8,964 full-time jobs, including 6,500 essential public service jobs such as teachers, police officers and firefighters. [1/15/10]

Coshocton Tribune (Ohio) - Some local jobs created with federal stimulus dollars

Although it might have been temporary for some, a few more people were working in Coshocton County than would have been possible without funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Estimates are about 89.5 jobs were retained and 97.5 jobs were created through dollars received for various projects in the area.

Coshocton City Schools was able to hire additional staff with stimulus dollars…The district received extra funding in the area of Title 1, which enables districts to hire teachers to lower the student/teacher ratio, provide tutoring for struggling students, create computer labs and buy instructional materials.

A multi-county award that includes Coshocton County created or retained about 50 jobs. Ohio Central Railroad received a $7 million award to improve the Panhandle Rail Line that passes through the county…some 20 to 30 people will be put to work replacing 30,000 feet of rail and 19,000 ties, plus improving the ballast, or stone that's under the track. [1/17/10]

Mid-Hudson News (New York) - Orange County will use federal green grant for energy audits

Orange County will spend a $3.5 million federal stimulus grant on energy audits and upgrades to 10 of its major government buildings and officials Friday said that process is underway with energy audits.

County representatives gathered with Congressman John Hall at the Valley View Center, the county's nursing home, in Goshen, Friday, to outline the program.  Hall said the grant is money well spent.

“It will save the county money by identifying efficiency improvements that can be made, by lowering the overall electric bill for the county, and also translate directly into reduced property taxes,” he said. [1/16/10]

Courier Post (New Jersey) - $26M grant expected to produce jobs for 300

Camden was awarded $26 million in federal grants that are expected to create more than 300 construction jobs and increase the housing stock in the impoverished city through the construction or rehabilitation of 400 new homes.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program, funded by President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. [1/18/10]

Pleasanton Weekly (California) - County gets $11 million in stimulus funds to fight blight

Alameda County will receive $11 million in federal stimulus funding to help fight blight and stabilize neighborhoods that have been hit hard by housing foreclosures.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money under its Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

Under the grant, Alameda County's Housing and Community Development Department will work with local nonprofit housing agencies to purchase and rehabilitate at least 100 foreclosed, vacant homes and re-sell or rent them to eligible households. [1/17/10]

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